black American bass-baritone; b. Tennile, Ga., Feb. 29, 1928; d. N.Y., Nov. 5, 1994. He studied piano (B.Mus., 1950) and voice (B.Mus., 1954) at the New England Cons, of Music in Boston. In 1953 and 1954 he received Marian Anderson awards. In 1956 he made his formal concert debut in Boston, and in 1958 his first N.Y. concert appearance. After making his operatic debut as Arkel in Pelléas et Mélisande at the New England Opera Theater in 1958, he appeared with various opera companies and as a soloist with orchs. He created the central role in Schuller’s opera The Visitation (Hamburg, Oct. 12, 1966).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire
More From encyclopedia.com
Olive Nayan Fremstad , Fremstad, Olive Fremstad, Olive, famous Swedish-born American soprano; b. Stockholm, March 14, 1871 (entered into the parish register as the daughter… Salvatore Baccaloni , Baccaloni, Salvatore, noted Italian bass; b. Rome, April 14, 1900; d. N.Y., Dec. 31, 1969. He began his training at the Sistine Chapel choir school a… Douglas Stuart Moore , Moore, Douglas (Stuart) Moore, Douglas (Stuart) Moore, Douglas (Stuart), distinguished American composer and pedagogue; b. Cutchogue, N.Y., Aug. 10,… Deems Taylor , Taylor, (Joseph) Deems Taylor, (Joseph) Deems Taylor, (Joseph) Deems, greatly popular American composer and writer on music; b. N. Y., Dec. 22, 1885;… Montserrat Caballe , Caballé, Montserrat Caballé, Montserrat, celebrated Spanish soprano; b. Barcelona, April 12, 1933. She was a pupil of Eugenia Kemeny, Conchita Badia,… Giovanni Martinelli , Martinelli, Giovanni Martinelli, Giovanni, famous Italian tenor; b. Montagnana, Oct. 22, 1885; d. N.Y, Feb. 2, 1969. He sang and played the clarinet…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like