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date: 17 November 2019

Evans, Sir Geraint (opera) (Llewellyn)locked

  • Harold Rosenthal

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(Llewellyn)

(b Cilfynydd, Feb 16, 1922; d Aberystwyth, Sept 19, 1992). Welsh baritone. He studied with Theo Hermann in Hamburg and later with Fernando Carpi in Geneva and at the GSM, London. He joined the Covent Garden company in 1948, making his début as the Nightwatchman (Die Meistersinger). In his second season he sang Mozart’s Figaro (his début role at La Scala in 1960 and at the Vienna Staatsoper a year later). His repertory widened to include Escamillo, Lescaut, Marcello, Papageno, Balstrode, Sharpless, Dulcamara and Bottom (Britten). At Covent Garden he created Mr Flint (Billy Budd, 1951), Mountjoy (Gloriana, 1953) and Antenor (Troilus and Cressida, 1954). He sang at Glyndebourne, 1950–61, in Mozart roles and as Abbate Cospicuo (Arlecchino), the Music-Master (Ariadne auf Naxos) and Falstaff, the role of his Metropolitan début in 1964. Evans sang regularly at Salzburg from ...

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