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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
1Where shall I seek the charming fair? Popularity:

Opera: Acis and GalateaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Acis
2Vivi tu te ne scongiuro Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.14

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Percy
3Vivat Bacchus! Bacchus lebe! Popularity:

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

Type: duetVoice: B TLanguage: German

Roles: Osmin/Pedrillo
4Vedete? Io son fedele parola mia Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 1.09

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Chevalier/Manon
5Tu pur dannato a morte Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.13

Type: recitativeVoice: T B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Percy/Rochefort/Hervey
6Tu me fuis? Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 2.06

Type: sceneVoice: T MzLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann/Nicklausse
7The flocks shall leave the mountains Popularity:

Opera: Acis and GalateaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: trioVoice: T S BLanguage: English

Roles: Acis/Galatea/Polyphemus
8Svanir le voci Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pollione/Flavio
9Stay Prince and hear Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 2.14

Type: duetVoice: baritone or tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Aeneas
10Se il tuo duol Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arbace
11Scostatevi il Re giunge Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.06

Type: recitativeVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Hervey/Enrico
12Questo di per noi spuntato Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.17

Type: ensembleVoice: S Mz T BLanguage: Italian

Roles:
13Qual mesto suon Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.19

Type: recitativeVoice: S T cA BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna/Hervey/Smeton/Rochefort
14Qu'as-tu donc? Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 4.03-2

Type: sceneVoice: T S BLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann/Antonia/Crespel
15Padre mio caro padre Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.15-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante
16O tu che in seno agli angeli Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alvaro
17Nur stille! stille! Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.32

Type: quintetVoice: T S S S MzLanguage: German

Roles: Monostatos/Queen/Three ladies
18Nie werd ich deine Huld verkennen Popularity:

Opera: Entführung aus dem Serail, DieComposer: MozartAct: 3.10

Type: quintetVoice: T S T S BLanguage: German

Roles: Belmonte/Konstanze/Pedrillo/Blonde/Osmin
19Nel veder la tua costanza Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.15

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Percy
20Nel 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
21Ne plus chanter! Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 4.04-2

Type: sceneVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann/Antonia
22Me protegge me difende Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.06

Type: duetVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Flavio/Pollione
23Marsch marsch trollt euch fort Popularity:

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

Type: trioVoice: B T TLanguage: German

Roles: Osmin/Belmonte/Pedrillo
24Manon!..Des Grieux! Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 3.03

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manon/Chevalier/Lamplighter
25Ma bravo! Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 1.03

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edmondo
26Love sounds th'alarm Popularity:

Opera: Acis and GalateaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Acis
27Love in her eyes sits playing Popularity:

Opera: Acis and GalateaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Acis
28Le conseiller Lindorf Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 1.01-2

Type: recitative, sceneVoice: B-Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Lindorf/Andrès
29Là! dors en paix. Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 2.01-2

Type: sceneVoice: T TLanguage: French

Roles: Spalanzani/Hoffmann
30La tua ventura ci rassicura Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 1.07

Type: recitativeVoice: T B Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edmondo/Geronte/Lescaut/Innkeeper
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