Robert Tear

Tenor. Born 8 March 1939. Died 29 March 2011
Robert Tear
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1939-03-08
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Robert Tear

Robert Tear Biography (Wikipedia)

Robert Tear, (pronounced to rhyme with "beer") CBE (8 March 1939 – 29 March 2011) was a Welsh tenor singer, teacher and conductor. He first became known singing in the operas of Benjamin Britten in the mid-1960s. From the 1970s until his retirement in 1999 his main operatic base was the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; he appeared with other opera companies in the UK, mainland Europe, the US and Australia. Generally avoiding the Italian repertoire, which did not suit his voice, Tear became known in leading and character roles in German, British and Russian operas.

Tear's concert repertoire was wide, extending from music from the 17th century to contemporary works by Britten, Tippett and others. He conducted for some years from the mid-1980s, but found himself temperamentally unsuited to it. As a teacher at the Royal Academy of Music he was happier, and was well regarded by colleagues and pupils.

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Sir George Dyson
The Canterbury Pilgrims: xi.The Wife of Bath
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The Canterbury Pilgrims: xi.The Wife of Bath
Madeleine Dring
To Phillys, To Love and Live With Him (Dedication)
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To Phillys, To Love and Live With Him (Dedication)
Hubert Parry
Bright Star
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Bright Star
Trad.
Foggy foggy dew
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Foggy foggy dew
Ottorino Respighi
Deita Silvane
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Deita Silvane
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Lacrimosa
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Lacrimosa
Traditional Welsh, Philip Ledger, Benjamin Britten & Robert Tear
The Ash Grove
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The Ash Grove

The Ash Grove

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Traditional Welsh
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Music Arranger
Franz Schubert
Nachthelle, D 892
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Nachthelle, D 892

Nachthelle, D 892

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Choir
Elizabethan Singers
Conductor
Last played on
Michael William Balfe
Excelsior
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Excelsior
Charles Dibdin
Tom Bowling arr Moffat
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Tom Bowling arr Moffat
Benjamin Britten
Les Illuminations - Antique & Being Beauteous
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Les Illuminations - Antique & Being Beauteous
Herbert Howells
The Lord is my shepherd (Hymnus paradisi)
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The Lord is my shepherd (Hymnus paradisi)
Sir George Dyson
Canterbury Pilgrims:The Squire & The Nun
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Canterbury Pilgrims:The Squire & The Nun
Benjamin Britten
Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op.31
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Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op.31
Madeleine Dring
Song of a Nightclub Proprietress (from Five Betjeman Songs)
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Song of a Nightclub Proprietress (from Five Betjeman Songs)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Quel bruit! Quels vents, ô ciel!...Quelle plainte en ces lieux m'appelle?
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Quel bruit! Quels vents, ô ciel!...Quelle plainte en ces lieux m'appelle?
Hector Berlioz
Beatrice et Benedict: Finale (Act 2)
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Beatrice et Benedict: Finale (Act 2)
Hector Berlioz
Beatrice et Benedict: Ah! Je vais l'aimer (Act 1)
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Beatrice et Benedict: Ah! Je vais l'aimer (Act 1)
Michael William Balfe
Come into the garden, Maud
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Come into the garden, Maud
Joseph Haydn
Agnus Dei (Schopfungsmesse)
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Agnus Dei (Schopfungsmesse)
Johann Sebastian Bach
St Matthew Passion, BWV 244 (end of Part 1)
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St Matthew Passion, BWV 244 (end of Part 1)
Ralph Vaughan Williams
A Cotswold romance - cantata
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A Cotswold romance - cantata
Aaron Copland
Old American Songs - The Dodger and Simple Gifts
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Old American Songs - The Dodger and Simple Gifts
Thomas Morley
The Earl of Essex Galliard à 6
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The Earl of Essex Galliard à 6
Herbert Howells
Hymnus Paradisi
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Hymnus Paradisi
Johann Sebastian Bach
St Matthew Passion, BWV 244 (conclusion)
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St Matthew Passion, BWV 244 (conclusion)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Missa solemnis (Sanctus)
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Missa solemnis (Sanctus)
Herbert Howells
Holy is the true light (Hymnus paradisi)
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Holy is the true light (Hymnus paradisi)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Gente, gente, all'armi, all'armi (The Marriage of Figaro)
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Gente, gente, all'armi, all'armi (The Marriage of Figaro)
Frederick Delius
To be sung of a Summer Night on the Water
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To be sung of a Summer Night on the Water
George Butterworth
Love Blows as the Wind Blows
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Love Blows as the Wind Blows
Philip Ledger
Come ye not from Newcastle?
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Come ye not from Newcastle?
André Previn
Excelsior
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Excelsior

Excelsior

Performer
Composer
William Michael Balfe
Last played on
Sir George Dyson
The Canterbury pilgrims - L envoi
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The Canterbury pilgrims - L envoi
Sir George Dyson
The Canterbury pilgrims for soloists, chorus and orchestra
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The Canterbury pilgrims for soloists, chorus and orchestra
Edward Elgar
The Apostles, op.49; Pt 2, VII: The Ascension
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The Apostles, op.49; Pt 2, VII: The Ascension
Ralph Vaughan Williams
On Wenlock Edge, arr. for tenor and orchestra..: Is my team ploughing?
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On Wenlock Edge, arr. for tenor and orchestra..: Is my team ploughing?
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2009: Prom 35
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Royal Albert Hall
2009-08-11T20:31:16
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Aug
2009

Proms 2009: Prom 35

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2000: Prom 72 - Last Night of the Proms 2000
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Royal Albert Hall
2000-09-09T20:31:16
9
Sep
2000

Proms 2000: Prom 72 - Last Night of the Proms 2000

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2000: Prom 03
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Royal Albert Hall
2000-07-16T20:31:16
16
Jul
2000

Proms 2000: Prom 03

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1999: Prom 01 - First Night of the Proms 1999
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Royal Albert Hall
1999-07-16T20:31:16
16
Jul
1999

Proms 1999: Prom 01 - First Night of the Proms 1999

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1996: Prom 29 - Stravinsky Day
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Royal Albert Hall
1996-08-11T20:31:16
11
Aug
1996

Proms 1996: Prom 29 - Stravinsky Day

Royal Albert Hall

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