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date: 26 January 2020

Opie, Alan (John )locked

  • Elizabeth Forbes

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(John )

(b Redruth, Cornwall, March 22, 1945). English baritone . He studied at the GSM and the London Opera Centre, where he sang Gianni Schicchi. He made his début in 1969 as Papageno with Sadler's Wells Opera in Liverpool, then sang Rochefort (Anna Bolena) in Santa Fe (1970), Sid (Albert Herring) at Wexford (1971) and Demetrius for the English Opera Group (1972). Since joining the ENO in 1973, he has sung a wide variety of roles, ranging from Rossini's Figaro and Dandini, Guglielmo and Valentin, to Balstrode, Junius (Rape of Lucretia), Cecil (Gloriana) and Oblonsky in the première of Hamilton's Anna Karenina (1981). He made his Covent Garden début in 1971 as an Officer (Barbiere), returning for Ping, Hector (King Priam), Mangus (The Knot Garden), Dr Falke, Paolo (...

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