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Rockwell Blake

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Voice: Tenor
Nationality: American
Year of Birth: 1951

About Rockwell Blake:

Rockwell Blake (born January 10, 1951) is an American operatic tenor, particularly known for his roles in Rossini operas. He was the first winner of the Richard Tucker Award.

Born and raised in Plattsburgh, NY, Blake was the son of a mink farmer. After graduating from high school in Peru, he studied music first at the State University of New York at Fredonia and then at The Catholic University of America. On leaving Catholic University, he served for three years in the United States Navy as a member of the Sea Chanters male chorus and later as a soloist with the US Navy Band. During that time, he continued his voice training with Renata Carisio Booth, who had been his teacher since his school days.

He made his solo opera debut in 1976 at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. as Lindoro in Rossini's L'italiana in Algeri, and made his debut at the New York Metropolitan Opera House in 1981 in the same role, with Marilyn Horne as his Isabella. He went on to become one of the leading Rossini singers of his generation, singing regularly at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro since his debut there in 1983. He made his only stage appearance at La Scala in 1992 as Giacomo in La donna del lago. It was La Scala's first production of the opera in 150 years and was staged to mark the bicentenary of Rossini's birth.

Although several critics have expressed reservations about the intrinsic slightly harsh timbre of his voice, his two-and-a-half octave range and mastery of florid vocal technique and coloratura have made him a successful interpreter not only of Rossini's tenore contraltino roles (in whose recent revival he has been a chief protagonist), but also of operas by Mozart, Donizetti, Bellini and Handel. Within that repertoire, Blake has sung in over 40 operas, including relative rarities such as Rossini's Zelmira, Mozart's' Zaide, Donizetti's Il furioso all'isola di San Domingo, Haydn's L'infedelta delusa and Boieldieu's La Dame blanche. Blake has also been active in the orchestral and oratorio tenor repertoire, performing in works by Bach, Beethoven, Berlioz, Britten, Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Rossini, Saint-Saëns, and Stravinsky.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Una furtiva lagrima Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 2.12

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nemorino
2Che gelida manina Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.08

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo
3Ah! mes amis Popularity:

Opera: Fille du régiment, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.14

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Tonio
4A te o cara Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 1.12

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arturo
5Pour mon ame Popularity:

Opera: Fille du régiment, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Tonio
6Un aura amorosa Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.33

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando
7Il mio tesoro Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.12-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottavio
8Where er you walk Popularity:

Opera: SemeleComposer: HandelAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
9Credeasi misera Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 3.10

Type: quartet,choirVoice: S T Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Arturo/Riccardo/Giorgio
10Don Basilio! Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.09

Type: quintetVoice: cA/Mz T Br B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina/Count/Figaro/Bartolo/Basilio
11Ecco ridente in cielo Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.03-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count
12Si ritrovarla io giuro Popularity:

Opera: Cenerentola, LaComposer: RossiniAct: 2.04-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramiro
13Dalla sua pace Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.18-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottavio
14Cessa di piu resistere Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.17-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count
15La speranza piu soave Popularity:

Opera: SemiramideComposer: RossiniAct: 2.12

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idreno
16Fuor del mar Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.06

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
17Se il mio nome saper Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count
18Vieni fra queste braccia Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 3.07

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Arturo
19Languir per una bella Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lindoro
20Mes amis ecoutez l'histoire Popularity:

Opera: Postillon de Lonjumeau, LeComposer: AdamAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Chapelou
21Se di lauri il crine Popularity:

Opera: Mitridate, Re di PontoComposer: MozartAct: 1.16

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mitridate
22Contro un cor che accende amore Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.05-1

Type: duetVoice: cA/Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina/Count
23Un soave non so che Popularity:

Opera: Cenerentola, LaComposer: RossiniAct: 1.08-2

Type: duetVoice: T cA/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramiro/Angelina
24Serbami ognor Popularity:

Opera: SemiramideComposer: RossiniAct: 1.27

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Semiramide/Mitrane
25Ah il piu lieto Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.17-2

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count
26Se all impero Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 2.17

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tito
27Piano pianissimo Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fiorello/Count
28Viens gentille Dame Popularity:

Opera: Dame BlancheComposer: BoieldieuAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Georges
29Se inclinassi a prender moglie Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.07

Type: duetVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lindoro/Mustafà
30Nel furor delle tempeste Popularity:

Opera: Pirata, IlComposer: BelliniAct: 1.03-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gualtiero
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