Anthony Rolfe Johnson
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1940-11-05
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Anthony Rolfe Johnson

Anthony Rolfe Johnson Biography (Wikipedia)

Anthony Rolfe Johnson CBE (5 November 1940 – 21 July 2010) was an English operatic tenor.

Born in Tackley in Oxfordshire, Rolfe Johnson studied with Ellis Keeler and Vera Rosza at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He first appeared in opera in the chorus and in small roles at the Glyndebourne Festival between 1972 and 1976. His major operatic debut was in Iolanthe in 1973 with the English Opera Group.

In the course of a long and varied career he performed in Handel's oratorios, sang the role of Evangelist in J. S. Bach's St John Passion and St Matthew Passion, and sang solos in Haydn's The Seasons and The Creation. Operas he recorded include Mozart's The Magic Flute, Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, Mozart's Idomeneo and La clemenza di Tito, and Britten's Peter Grimes as well as appearing in the latter's War Requiem, amongst many others. Many of these recordings were made under the multi-award English conductor John Eliot Gardiner, including Monteverdi's Ulysses and Orfeo. Other recordings include many important conductors as Charles Mackerras, Neville Marriner and many others.

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Amy Woodforde-Finden
Kashmiri Song (Four Indian Love Lyrics)
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Kashmiri Song (Four Indian Love Lyrics)
Benjamin Britten
At Day-Close in November (Winter Words)
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At Day-Close in November (Winter Words)
Benjamin Britten
7 Sonnets of Michelangelo for tenor and piano (Op.22), no.1; Si come nella penna
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7 Sonnets of Michelangelo for tenor and piano (Op.22), no.1; Si come nella penna
Benjamin Britten
7 Sonnets of Michelangelo for tenor and piano (Op.22), no.7; Spirito ben nato
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7 Sonnets of Michelangelo for tenor and piano (Op.22), no.7; Spirito ben nato
Henry Purcell
Sound the trumpet, real. Britten for 2 voices and piano [from 'Come ye sons of Art']
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Sound the trumpet, real. Britten for 2 voices and piano [from 'Come ye sons of Art']
CW Orr, Graham Johnson, A. E. Housman & Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Into my heart an air that kills (A Shropshire Lad)
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Into my heart an air that kills (A Shropshire Lad)
Trad. Irish, Graham Johnson, Benjamin Britten & Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Down by the Salley Gardens
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Down by the Salley Gardens
William Alwyn
A leave-taking; Daffodils
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A leave-taking; Daffodils
Benjamin Britten
Winter words (Op.52), no.3; Wagtail and baby
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Winter words (Op.52), no.3; Wagtail and baby
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford
The Rain It Raineth Every Day
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The Rain It Raineth Every Day
Benjamin Britten
The trees they grow so high
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The trees they grow so high
Benjamin Britten
The Salley Gardens
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The Salley Gardens
Benjamin Britten
O waly, waly
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O waly, waly
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Bredon Hill; Clun (On Wenlock Edge)
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Bredon Hill; Clun (On Wenlock Edge)
Sir Arthur Sullivan
The Mikado, Act 1; A Wandering Minstrel I
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The Mikado, Act 1; A Wandering Minstrel I
Reynaldo Hahn
5 Chansons en dialecte venitien
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5 Chansons en dialecte venitien
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1997: Prom 67
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Royal Albert Hall
1997-09-08T13:07:49
8
Sep
1997

Proms 1997: Prom 67

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1997: Prom 58
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Royal Albert Hall
1997-09-01T13:07:49
1
Sep
1997

Proms 1997: Prom 58

19:00
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1997: Prom 14
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Royal Albert Hall
1997-07-30T13:07:49
30
Jul
1997

Proms 1997: Prom 14

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1996: Prom 48 - 150th anniversary of first performance
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Royal Albert Hall
1996-08-26T13:07:49
26
Aug
1996

Proms 1996: Prom 48 - 150th anniversary of first performance

19:00
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1994: Prom 42 - A tribute to Henry Wood (died 19 August 1944)
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Royal Albert Hall
1994-08-19T13:07:49
19
Aug
1994

Proms 1994: Prom 42 - A tribute to Henry Wood (died 19 August 1944)

19:30
Royal Albert Hall

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