Reardon, John , American baritone; b. N.Y., April 8, 1930; d. Santa Fe, N.Mex., April 16, 1988. He studied at Rollins Coll. (B.Mus., 1952); then took voice lessons with Martial Singher and Margaret Harshaw. He made his first appearance with the N.Y.C. Opera on Oct. 16, 1954, as Falke in Die Fledermaus. He made his Metropolitan Opera debut in N.Y. on Sept. 28, 1965, as Count Tomsky in Tchaikovsky’s Queen of Spades, remaining on its roster until 1977. He mastered an extensive repertoire, which included several roles in modern operas.
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