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Maxwell, Donald

Maxwell, Donald

Maxwell, Donald, Scottish baritone; b. Perth, Dec. 12, 1948. He studied at the Univ. of Edinburgh. In 1977 he made his operatic debut as Morton in Musgrave’s Mary, Queen of Scots with the Scottish Opera in Glasgow, where he subsequently sang many roles. In 1982 he made his first appearance with the Welsh National Opera in Cardiff as Anckarström, and later toured with the company as Falstaff to Paris, Tokyo, and Milan. He made his debut at London’s Covent Garden in the British premiere of Sallinen’s The King Goes Forth to France in 1987, returning there in 1990 as Gunther. He portrayed Wozzeck at the English National Opera in London in 1990 and at Opera North in Leeds in 1993. In 1996 he appeared in Lulu at the Glyndebourne Festival. His other roles include Rossini’s Figaro, Pizzaro, Don Carlo, lago, Rigoletto, Golaud, and Scarpia.

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