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
4 Indian love lyrics for voice and piano: Kashmiri Song (Pale Hands I have loved beside the Shalimar)
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4 Indian love lyrics for voice and piano: Kashmiri Song (Pale Hands I have loved beside the Shalimar)
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
Trad. Irish, Graham Johnson, Benjamin Britten & Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Down by the Salley Gardens
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Down by the Salley Gardens
Reynaldo Hahn
Venezia: Chansons en Dialecte Venitien
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Venezia: Chansons en Dialecte Venitien
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford
The Rain It Raineth Every Day
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The Rain It Raineth Every Day
Benjamin Britten
Folksong arrangements..., The Trees they grow so high [Somerset]
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Folksong arrangements..., The Trees they grow so high [Somerset]
Ralph Vaughan Williams
On Wenlock Edge: Bredon Hill & Clun (concluding two songs from the cycle)
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On Wenlock Edge: Bredon Hill & Clun (concluding two songs from the cycle)
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
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
Winter words (Op.52), no.7; At the railway station, Upway
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Winter words (Op.52), no.7; At the railway station, Upway
Benjamin Britten
Now the Great Bear & Pleiades / Old Joe has gone fishing / The Bridge is Down
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Now the Great Bear & Pleiades / Old Joe has gone fishing / The Bridge is Down
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Past BBC Events

Prom 67 Proms 1997
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Royal Albert Hall
1997-09-08T06:27:01
8
Sep
1997

Prom 67 Proms 1997

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Prom 58 Proms 1997
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e9m3d4
Royal Albert Hall
1997-09-01T06:27:01
1
Sep
1997

Prom 58 Proms 1997

19:00
Royal Albert Hall
Prom 14 Proms 1997
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Royal Albert Hall
1997-07-30T06:27:01
30
Jul
1997

Prom 14 Proms 1997

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Prom 48 - 150th anniversary of first performance Proms 1996
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Royal Albert Hall
1996-08-26T06:27:01
26
Aug
1996

Prom 48 - 150th anniversary of first performance Proms 1996

19:00
Royal Albert Hall
Prom 42 - A tribute to Henry Wood (died 19 August 1944) Proms 1994
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Royal Albert Hall
1994-08-19T06:27:01
19
Aug
1994

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

19:30
Royal Albert Hall

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