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Burrows, (James) Stuart

Burrows, (James) Stuart

Burrows, (James) Stuart, Welsh tenor; b. Pontypridd, Feb. 7, 1933. He was educated at Trinity Coll., Carmarthen. After winning a prize at the National Eisteddfod of Wales in 1959, he appeared as a concert singer. In 1963 he made his operatic debut as Ismaele in Nabucco at the Welsh National Opera in Cardiff. In 1967 he made his first appearance at London’s Covent Garden as Beppe, and subsequently sang there regularly. He made his U.S. debut as Tamino at the San Francisco Opera that same year. In 1970 he sang for the first time at the Vienna State Opera and the Salzburg Festival. On April 13, 1971, he made his Metropolitan Opera debut in N.Y. as Ottavio, and continued to make occasional appearances there until 1982. He also toured extensively as a concert artist. Among his other esteemed roles were Faust, Alfredo, Belmonte, Lensky, Ernesto, and Rodolfo.

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