John Tomlinson
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1946-09-22
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John Tomlinson

John Tomlinson Biography (Wikipedia)

Sir John Rowland Tomlinson CBE (born 22 September 1946) is an English bass.

Tomlinson was born in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, England, UK. He trained as a civil engineer at Manchester University before deciding on a career in opera at age 21. He studied with Patrick McGuigan at the Royal Northern College of Music and with Otakar Kraus. Whilst studying at the RNCM, he was a member of the Manchester Universities Gilbert and Sullivan Society (MUGSS). He sings regularly with the Royal Opera and English National Opera, and has appeared with all the major British opera companies. He has sung at the Bayreuth Festival in Germany every year from 1988 to 2006, as Wotan, the Wanderer, King Marke, Titurel, Gurnemanz, Hagen and the Dutchman. In 2008, he created the title role in Harrison Birtwistle's opera The Minotaur at the Royal Opera House.

Tomlinson was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1997 for his services to music and was created a Knight Bachelor in the 2005 Queen's Birthday Honours List.

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Modest Mussorgsky
Song of the Flea
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Song of the Flea
Thomas Adès
The Exterminating Angel: 'What is the Doctor's opinion?'
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The Exterminating Angel: 'What is the Doctor's opinion?'
George Frideric Handel
I rage, I melt. I burn; O ruddier than the cherry (Acis and Galatea)
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I rage, I melt. I burn; O ruddier than the cherry (Acis and Galatea)
Richard Wagner
Siegfried, Act 3 (opening)
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Siegfried, Act 3 (opening)
Ivan Rebroff
Ochi Chernye
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Ochi Chernye

Ochi Chernye

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London Metropolitan Orchestra
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Béla Bartók
Bluebeard's Castle: Door 6
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Bluebeard's Castle: Door 6
Dmitry Shostakovich
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk: Act 4
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Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk: Act 4
Dmitry Shostakovich
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk: Act 3
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Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk: Act 3
Dmitry Shostakovich
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk: Act 2
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Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk: Act 2
Dmitry Shostakovich
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk: Act 1
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Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk: Act 1
Richard Wagner
Wotan's Farewell from Die Walkure
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Wotan's Farewell from Die Walkure

Wotan's Farewell from Die Walkure

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Chor und Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
'When a maiden takes your fancy' from The Abduction from the Seraglio
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'When a maiden takes your fancy' from The Abduction from the Seraglio
Sir Harrison Birtwistle
'God's Name!' from Gawain
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'God's Name!' from Gawain

'God's Name!' from Gawain

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The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor
Arthur Sullivan
The Mikado's Song from The Mikado, Act II
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The Mikado's Song from The Mikado, Act II
Richard Wagner
End of Act 3 Duet from Die Walkure
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End of Act 3 Duet from Die Walkure

End of Act 3 Duet from Die Walkure

Orchestra
Chor und Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
Gaetano Donizetti
'Oh faithful Talbot!' from Mary Stuart
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'Oh faithful Talbot!' from Mary Stuart

'Oh faithful Talbot!' from Mary Stuart

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Orchestra
English National Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Richard Wagner
Leb wohl, du kuhnes, herrliches Kind! from Die Walkure
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Leb wohl, du kuhnes, herrliches Kind! from Die Walkure

Leb wohl, du kuhnes, herrliches Kind! from Die Walkure

Orchestra
Chor und Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
Richard Wagner
Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge from Das Rheingold
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Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge from Das Rheingold

Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge from Das Rheingold

Orchestra
Chor und Orchester der Bayreuther Fetspiele
George Frideric Handel
'Why do the nations so furiously rage' from Messiah
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'Why do the nations so furiously rage' from Messiah
George Frideric Handel
'O ruddier than the cherry' from Acis and Galatea
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'O ruddier than the cherry' from Acis and Galatea
Sir Harrison Birtwistle
The Minotaur - Scene 5, extract
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The Minotaur - Scene 5, extract
Richard Wagner
Das Rheingold: 'The Bridge leads you...'
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Das Rheingold: 'The Bridge leads you...'
Thomas Adès
The Exterminating Angel: If Nobile Was Dead
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The Exterminating Angel: If Nobile Was Dead
Thomas Adès
The Exterminating Angel (Act 3, excerpt)
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The Exterminating Angel (Act 3, excerpt)
Arthur Sullivan
The Policeman's Lot (The Pirates of Penzance)
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The Policeman's Lot (The Pirates of Penzance)

The Policeman's Lot (The Pirates of Penzance)

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Choir
The BBC Radio 3 Scratch Choir
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George Frideric Handel
Why do the nations rage so furiously together? (from Messiah)
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Why do the nations rage so furiously together? (from Messiah)
Liza Lehmann
Myself when young (In a Persian garden)
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Myself when young (In a Persian garden)
Gustav Holst
At the Boar's Head, Op. 42
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At the Boar's Head, Op. 42
George Frideric Handel
The Trumpet Shall Sound (from Messiah)
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The Trumpet Shall Sound (from Messiah)
John Tomlinson
In dreams I remember, The Minotaur
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In dreams I remember, The Minotaur
John Tomlinson
Hoi-ho! Götterdämmerung
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Hoi-ho! Götterdämmerung
John Tomlinson
Wondrous machine! Ode for St Cecilia’s Day
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Wondrous machine! Ode for St Cecilia’s Day
Brett Dean
The Last Days of Socrates
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The Last Days of Socrates
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail, K. 384, Act III - Osmin's Revenge
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Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail, K. 384, Act III - Osmin's Revenge
Claude Debussy
Pelleas et Melisande (Acts IV & V)
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Pelleas et Melisande (Acts IV & V)
Claude Debussy
Pelleas et Melisande (Acts I, II & III)
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Pelleas et Melisande (Acts I, II & III)
Béla Bartók
Cantata profana Sz.94
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Cantata profana Sz.94
John Tomlinson, Mark Packwood & Ralph Vaughan Williams
Songs of Travel no.1: The Vagabond
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Songs of Travel no.1: The Vagabond
Richard Wagner
Tristan und Isolde - opera in 3 acts
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Tristan und Isolde - opera in 3 acts
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Songs of travel for voice and piano
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Songs of travel for voice and piano
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Past BBC Events

BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2018-19 Season: Ryan Wigglesworth conducts Mark-Anthony Turnage’s powerful opera The Silver Tassie
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Barbican, London
2018-11-10T00:15:24
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Nov
2018
BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2018-19 Season: Ryan Wigglesworth conducts Mark-Anthony Turnage’s powerful opera The Silver Tassie

BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2018-19 Season: Ryan Wigglesworth conducts Mark-Anthony Turnage’s powerful opera The Silver Tassie

Barbican, London
BBC SO 2014-15 Season: Beethoven's Eighth Symphony
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Barbican, London
2015-02-13T00:15:24
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13
Feb
2015
BBC SO 2014-15 Season: Beethoven's Eighth Symphony

BBC SO 2014-15 Season: Beethoven's Eighth Symphony

19:30
Barbican, London
BBC SO 2013-14 Season: Birtwistle at 80: Gawain
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Barbican, London
2014-05-16T00:15:24
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16
May
2014
BBC SO 2013-14 Season: Birtwistle at 80: Gawain

BBC SO 2013-14 Season: Birtwistle at 80: Gawain

19:00
Barbican, London
Proms 2013: Prom 57: Wagner – Parsifal
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Royal Albert Hall
2013-08-25T00:15:24
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25
Aug
2013
Proms 2013: Prom 57: Wagner – Parsifal

Proms 2013: Prom 57: Wagner – Parsifal

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2012: Prom 3: Debussy – Pelléas et Mélisande
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Royal Albert Hall
2012-07-15T00:15:24
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15
Jul
2012
Proms 2012: Prom 3: Debussy – Pelléas et Mélisande

Proms 2012: Prom 3: Debussy – Pelléas et Mélisande

Royal Albert Hall

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