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Bostridge, Ian (Charles)

Bostridge, Ian (Charles)

Bostridge, Ian (Charles), English tenor; b. London, Dec. 25, 1964. He was educated at St. John’s Coll., Oxford (M.A., Ph.D. in history, 1990), St. John’s Coll., Cambridge (M.Phil, in history and the philosophy of science), and Corpus Christi Coll., Oxford (postdoctoral fellow in history). In 1993 he made his professional debut in opera in a minor role in a concert performance of Tristan und Isolde at London’s Royal Festival Hall. His stage debut followed in 1994 as Britten’s Lysander with the Australian Opera during its visit to the Edinburgh Festival. He made his first appearance at London’s Covent Garden in Salome in 1995, and also sang in recital at London’s Wigmore Hall. In 1996 he portrayed Tamino at his debut with the English National Opera in London. For the bicentenary Schubert concerts at Wig-more Hall, he was engaged to sing Die schóne Müllerin in 1997. He also returned to Covent Garden that year as Britten’s Quint. He made his first recital tour of the U.S. in 1998, and also sang Monteverdi’s Nerone at the Munich Festival. In 1999 he made his Carnegie Hall debut in N.Y. as soloist with the Academy of St. Martin-in-the- Fields under Marriner’s direction. Among his other roles are Orfeo, Belmonte, Vasek, and Tom Rakewell. His concert and Heder repertoire ranges from Bach to Henze. He has contributed reviews and articles to various periodicals, and has also publ. books on witchcraft (1997) and on the vocal art (1999).

—Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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