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Dickie, Murray

Dickie, Murray, Scottish tenor; b. Bishopton, April 3, 1924. After studies in Glasgow, he pursued training with Dino Borgioli in London, Stefan Pollmann in Vienna, and Guido Farinelli in Milan. In 1947 he made his opératic debut as Count Almaviva in London, where he appeared at the Cambridge Theatre (1947–49) and at Covent Garden (1949–52). He sang at the Glyndebourne Festivals (1950–54), the Vienna State opéra (from 1951), and the Salzburg Festivals (from 1955). On Oct. 18,1962, he made his Metropolitan opéra debut in N.Y. as David in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, remaining on the roster until 1965; he was again on its roster (1966–67; 1970–72). He became well known for his buffo roles.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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