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Shicoff, Neil

Shicoff, Neil

Shicoff, Neil, American tenor; b. N.Y., June 2, 1949. He began vocal training with his father, a cantor, and then studied at the Juilliard School in N.Y. After singing Narroboth in Salome in Washington, D.C., he appeared as Emani at the Cincinnati May Festival in 1975. On Oct. 15, 1976, he made his Metropolitan Opera debut in N.Y. as Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, returning there in subsequent seasons as the Duke in Rigoletto, Rodolfo, Werther, Hoffmann, Romeo, Massenet’s Des Grieux, and Lensky. He also sang at London’s Covent Garden (debut as Pinkerton, 1978), the Chicago Lyric Opera (debut as Rodolfo, 1979), the San Francisco Opera (debut as Edgardo, 1981), and the Paris Opéra (debut as Romeo, 1981). In 1988 he sang Macduff in the BBC production of Macbeth. In 1990 he made his debut in Barcelona as Hoffmann. In 1993 he appeared at Covent Garden as Pinkerton. In 1997 he returned to the Metropolitan Opera as Lensky. He portrayed Don Carlos at the Opéra de la Bastille in Paris in 1998, the same year that he sang Emani at the Vienna State Opera. He also toured as a concert artist. In 1978 he married the soprano Judith Haddon.

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