Davies, Ryland , Welsh tenor; b. Cwm, Ebbw Vale, Feb. 9,1943. He studied at the Royal Manchester Coll. of Music. He made his operatic debut as Almaviva in 1964 with the Welsh National Opera; then sang in Glasgow, Glyndebourne, and London (1969). He sang in San Francisco in 1970; made his Metropolitan Opera debut in N.Y. on Oct. 15,1975, as Ferrando in Cost fan tutte. He appeared in major European operatic centers, and also toured widely as a concert singer. Among his best known roles were Tamino, Don Ottavio, Belmonte, Lensky, Nemorino, and Pelleas. From 1966 to 1981 he was married to Anne Howells.
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