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Robert Tear

Singer details:

Voice: Tenor
Nationality: Welsh
Year of Birth: 1939
Year of Death: 2011

About Robert Tear:

Robert Tear, (pronounced to rhyme with "beer") CBE (8 March 1939 – 29 March 2011) was a Welsh tenor singer, teacher and conductor. He first became known singing in the operas of Benjamin Britten in the mid-1960s. From the 1970s until his retirement in 1999 his main operatic base was the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; he appeared with other opera companies in the UK, mainland Europe, the US and Australia. Generally avoiding the Italian repertoire, which did not suit his voice, Tear became known in leading and character roles in German, British and Russian operas.

Tear's concert repertoire was wide, extending from music from the 17th century to contemporary works by Britten, Tippett and others. He conducted for some years from the mid-1980s, but found himself temperamentally unsuited to it. As a teacher at the Royal Academy of Music he was happier, and was well regarded by colleagues and pupils.

Tear was born in Barry, Glamorgan, the son of Thomas Tear, a railway clerk, and his wife Edith, née Dodds. As a schoolboy at Barry Boys' Grammar School he sang in a local church choir and at the age of seven he took part in the nascent Welsh National Opera's first production, Cavalleria Rusticana in Cardiff in April 1946. In 1957 he won a choral scholarship to King's College, Cambridge where he studied English. His biographer Raymond Holden counts as his chief university influences the critic and teacher F. R. Leavis, the writer E. M. Forster and the conductor David Willcocks.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Nur stille! stille! Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.32

Type: quintetVoice: T S S S MzLanguage: German

Roles: Monostatos/Queen/Three ladies
2Love sounds th'alarm Popularity:

Opera: Acis and GalateaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Acis
3The flocks shall leave the mountains Popularity:

Opera: Acis and GalateaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: trioVoice: T S BLanguage: English

Roles: Acis/Galatea/Polyphemus
4Du feines Taubchen nur herein Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.13

Type: trioVoice: S T BrLanguage: German

Roles: Pamina/Monostatos/Papageno
5In quegli anni in cui val poco Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 4.05

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Basilio
6C'est une chanson d'amour Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 3

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann/Antonia
7Come away fellow sailors Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
8Manon!..Des Grieux! Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 3.03

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manon/Chevalier/Lamplighter
9Vivi tu te ne scongiuro Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.14

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Percy
10Love in her eyes sits playing Popularity:

Opera: Acis and GalateaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Acis
11Ach Belmonte! Ach mein Leben! Popularity:

Opera: Entführung aus dem Serail, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.18

Type: quartetVoice: T S T SLanguage: German

Roles: Belmonte/Konstanze/Pedrillo/Blonde
12Vivat Bacchus! Bacchus lebe! Popularity:

Opera: Entführung aus dem Serail, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.15

Type: duetVoice: B TLanguage: German

Roles: Osmin/Pedrillo
13Cosa sento! Tosto andate Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.14

Type: trioVoice: Br S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Susanna/Basilio
14Ah! che ridere! Popularity:

Opera: Sposo Deluso, LoComposer: MozartAct: 1

Type: quartetVoice: S T T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bettina/Asdrubale/Pulcherio/Bocconio
15Jour et nuit je me mets en quatre Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Andrès
16Marsch marsch trollt euch fort Popularity:

Opera: Entführung aus dem Serail, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.15

Type: trioVoice: B T TLanguage: German

Roles: Osmin/Belmonte/Pedrillo
17Se il tuo duol Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arbace
18Svanir le voci Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pollione/Flavio
19Frisch zum Kampfe Popularity:

Opera: Entführung aus dem Serail, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.13

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Pedrillo
20Ave sera gentile Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 1.01-1

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edmondo/Chevalier
21Me protegge me difende Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.06

Type: duetVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Flavio/Pollione
22Alles fühlt der Liebe Freuden Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.09

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Monostatos
23Nel padiglione a manca Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 4.04

Type: quartet,recitativeVoice: S B-Br T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Barbarina/Figaro/Basilio/Bartolo
24La tua ventura ci rassicura Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 1.07

Type: recitativeVoice: T B Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edmondo/Geronte/Lescaut/Innkeeper
25Ah, son perduto! Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.13

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Count/Basilio
26Where shall I seek the charming fair? Popularity:

Opera: Acis and GalateaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Acis
27Discendono vediam Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br B T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edmondo/Lescaut/Innkeeper/Chevalier/Geronte
28Ma bravo! Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 1.03

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edmondo
29Stay Prince and hear Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 2.14

Type: duetVoice: baritone or tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Aeneas
30Qual mesto suon Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.19

Type: recitativeVoice: S T cA BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna/Hervey/Smeton/Rochefort
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