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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
1In quegli anni in cui val poco Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 4.05

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Basilio
2Ne plus chanter! Popularity:

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

Type: sceneVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann/Antonia
3Nel 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
4Qu'as-tu donc? Popularity:

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

Type: sceneVoice: T S BLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann/Antonia/Crespel
5Frantz! c'est ici! Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 4.02-2

Type: sceneVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann
6Padre mio caro padre Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.15-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante
7Nie 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
8Cher ange! Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 3.04-2

Type: sceneVoice: B-Br S TLanguage: French

Roles: Dapertutto/Giulietta/Hoffmann
9O tu che in seno agli angeli Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alvaro
10Manon!..Des Grieux! Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 3.03

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manon/Chevalier/Lamplighter
11Come away fellow sailors Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
12Jour et nuit je me mets en quatre Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Andrès
13C'est une chanson d'amour Popularity:

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

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann/Antonia
14Nur stille! stille! Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.32

Type: quintetVoice: T S S S MzLanguage: German

Roles: Monostatos/Queen/Three ladies
15Qual mesto suon Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.19

Type: recitativeVoice: S T cA BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna/Hervey/Smeton/Rochefort
16Ach 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
17Vivat Bacchus! Bacchus lebe! Popularity:

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

Type: duetVoice: B TLanguage: German

Roles: Osmin/Pedrillo
18Nel veder la tua costanza Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.15

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Percy
19Vivi tu te ne scongiuro Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.14

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Percy
20Stay Prince and hear Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 2.14

Type: duetVoice: baritone or tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Aeneas
21Tu pur dannato a morte Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.13

Type: recitativeVoice: T B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Percy/Rochefort/Hervey
22Frisch zum Kampfe Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Pedrillo
23Alles fühlt der Liebe Freuden Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.09

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Monostatos
24Tu me fuis? Popularity:

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

Type: sceneVoice: T MzLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann/Nicklausse
25Scostatevi il Re giunge Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.06

Type: recitativeVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Hervey/Enrico
26Ebben dinanzi al giudici Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.05

Type: choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Hervey
27Ah! mon ami! quel accent! Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 2.04-5

Type: sceneVoice: T Mz T SLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann/Nicklausse/Spalanzani/Olympia
28Se il tuo duol Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arbace
29Là! dors en paix. Popularity:

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

Type: sceneVoice: T TLanguage: French

Roles: Spalanzani/Hoffmann
30Evviva! Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.19

Type: recitativeVoice: S B-Br T Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Figaro/Basilio/Cherubino/Count
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