McIntyre, Donald (opera) (Conroy)
- Alan Blyth
(b Auckland, Oct 22, 1934). British bass-baritone of New Zealand birth. He studied in London and made his début in 1959 with the WNO as Zaccaria (Nabucco). At Sadler’s Wells (1960–67) he sang over 30 roles, including Mozart’s Figaro, Attila, the Dutchman, Caspar and Pennybank Bill in the first British staging of Mahagonny (1963). He made his Covent Garden début in 1967 as Pizarro, later singing Barak, Golaud, Shaklovity (Khovanshchina), Balstrode, Escamillo, Nick Shadow, Scarpia, John the Baptist, Orestes, Axel Heyst in the première of Bennett’s Victory (1970), Sarastro, Count des Grieux, Kurwenal and Wotan, the role of his Metropolitan début in 1975. At Bayreuth (1967–80) he sang Telramund, Amfortas, the Dutchman and Wotan in the 1976 centenary Ring cycle. He has appeared at Vienna, Munich, Berlin, Chicago, La Scala and Paris. He first sang Gurnemanz with the WNO (...