Jon Vickers

Tenor. Born 29 October 1926. Died 10 July 2015
Jon Vickers
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1926-10-29
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Jon Vickers

Jon Vickers Biography (Wikipedia)

Jonathan Stewart Vickers, CC (October 29, 1926 – July 10, 2015), known professionally as Jon Vickers, was a Canadian heldentenor.

Born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, he was the sixth in a family of eight children. In 1950, he was awarded a scholarship to study opera at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. In 1957 Vickers joined London’s Royal Opera House, Covent Garden company. In 1960 he joined the Metropolitan Opera. He became world-famous for a wide range of German, French and Italian roles. Vickers' huge, powerful voice and solid technique met the demands of many French, German and Italian roles. He was also highly regarded for his powerful stage presence and thoughtful characterizations. (Conversely, he was sometimes criticized for "scooping"—beginning a note below pitch and then sliding up to the correct pitch—and for "crooning".)

In 1968 he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada. Vickers received the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement, Canada's highest honour in the performing arts, in 1998.

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Benjamin Britten
Now the Great Bear and the Pleaides (Peter Grimes)
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Now the Great Bear and the Pleaides (Peter Grimes)
Benjamin Britten
Now the Great Bear and Pleiades (Peter Grimes)
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Now the Great Bear and Pleiades (Peter Grimes)
Rita Gorr
Mon Coeur S'Ouvre a ta voix - Samson and Delilah
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Mon Coeur S'Ouvre a ta voix - Samson and Delilah
Alessandro Scarlatti
Toglietemi la vita ancor
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Toglietemi la vita ancor
Alessandro Scarlatti
La speranza
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La speranza
Alessandro Scarlatti
O dolcissima speranza
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O dolcissima speranza
Alessandro Scarlatti
Difesa non ha
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Difesa non ha
Alessandro Scarlatti
Cara e dolce
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Cara e dolce
Hector Berlioz
"Tout n'est que paix et charme"-"Nuit d'ivresse" (Les Troyens)
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"Tout n'est que paix et charme"-"Nuit d'ivresse" (Les Troyens)
Giuseppe Verdi
Otello, Act IV: "Niun mi tema"
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Otello, Act IV: "Niun mi tema"
Giuseppe Verdi
Otello - Nium mi tema
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Otello - Nium mi tema
Jean Coulthard
Young and Golden Haired (Six Mediaeval Love Songs)
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Young and Golden Haired (Six Mediaeval Love Songs)
Benjamin Britten
Peter Grimes - opera in 3 acts Op.33
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Peter Grimes - opera in 3 acts Op.33
Ludwig van Beethoven
O namenlose Freude! From Fidelio Act 2
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O namenlose Freude! From Fidelio Act 2
Giuseppe Verdi
Celeste Aida
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Celeste Aida
Franz Schubert
Gute Nacht
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Gute Nacht
Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
Aida - Pur ti riveggo …La mia rival!
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Aida - Pur ti riveggo …La mia rival!
Giuseppe Verdi
Otello - Ora e per sempre addio
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Otello - Ora e per sempre addio

Otello - Ora e per sempre addio

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Rome Opera Orchestra
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Georges Bizet
Carmen - opera in 4 acts
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Carmen - opera in 4 acts
Paris Opera Theatre Orchestra, Georges Bizet, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Grace Bumbry & Jon Vickers
Carmen - opera in 4 acts
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Carmen - opera in 4 acts

Carmen - opera in 4 acts

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Paris Opera Theatre Orchestra, Georges Bizet, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Grace Bumbry & Jon Vickers
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Richard Wagner
Die Walküre (Act 2, Sc 4)
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Die Walküre (Act 2, Sc 4)
Berlin Philharmonic, Jon Vickers, Giuseppe Verdi, Mirella Freni & Herbert von Karajan
Otello (Act 1, sc iii, excerpt)
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Otello (Act 1, sc iii, excerpt)

Otello (Act 1, sc iii, excerpt)

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Berlin Philharmonic, Jon Vickers, Giuseppe Verdi, Mirella Freni & Herbert von Karajan
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1985: Prom 49
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Royal Albert Hall
1985-09-03T05:12:10
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Sep
1985

Proms 1985: Prom 49

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1975: Prom 40
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Royal Albert Hall
1975-09-03T05:12:10
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Sep
1975

Proms 1975: Prom 40

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1957: Prom 25
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Royal Albert Hall
1957-08-17T05:12:10
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Aug
1957

Proms 1957: Prom 25

Royal Albert Hall

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