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date: 20 October 2019

Davies, Rylandlocked

  • Alan Blyth

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(b Cwm, Ebbw Vale, Feb 9, 1943). Welsh tenor. He studied at the RMCM, where he made his début in 1964 with the WNO as Rossini’s Almaviva. At Glyndebourne he sang in the chorus, making his solo début in 1965 as the Marschallin’s Major-Domo (Rosenkavalier). Over the next 25 years he sang Nemorino with the Glyndebourne touring company, Belmonte, Lensky, Ferrando, Flamand (Capriccio), Tamino, Lysander, the Prince (The Love for Three Oranges) and Tichon (Kát’a Kabanová). In 1967 he sang Essex (Gloriana) at Sadler’s Wells and in Lisbon. He made his Covent Garden début in 1969 as Hylas (Les Troyens), then sang Don Ottavio, Ernesto, Fenton, Enéas (Esclarmonde) and Ferrando, the role of his San Francisco (1970), Paris Opéra (1974) and Metropolitan (1975) débuts. He sang Cassio (...

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