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date: 17 January 2020

Archer, Neill locked

  • Elizabeth Forbes

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(b Northampton, Aug 31, 1961). English tenor . He studied at the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina, and sang the part of Sandy in Maxwell Davies’s The Lighthouse for Thameside Opera at Bracknell in 1986. He made his official début in 1987 with Kent Opera as Tamino. At Buxton (1987 and 1988) he sang the title role of Conti’s Don Chisciotte in Sierra Morena and Ubaldo in Haydn’s Armida. For the WNO he has sung Don Ottavio, Almaviva and Cassio; for Opera North, Almaviva and Achilles (King Priam). He has sung Ferrando for Scottish Opera, Opera Factory and Glyndebourne Touring Opera. In 1990 he made his Covent Garden début as Jaquino (Fidelio) and his ENO début as Tamino. He has sung Edward IV in Cesti’s Riccardo III at Turin, Andres (Wozzeck) at Parma, and Pylades (Iphigénie en Tauride) at Basle (...

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