Christopher Purves

Christopher Purves
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Christopher Purves

Christopher Purves Biography (Wikipedia)

Christopher Purves (born in Cambridge) is an English bass-baritone.

Purves sang with Opera North in several productions in the seasons 1997 to 2004 and later. He performed with The Sixteen and has an extensive discography. Purves featured on the CD cover as Figaro in Opera in English's release of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro in 2004. He was one of the artists on the Lamenti recital (Virgin Classics) which won Record of the Year in 2009 at France's Victoires de la musique classique. He premiered the role of Protector in George Benjamin's 2012 opera, Written on Skin, and the role of Walt Disney in Philip Glass's 2013 opera The Perfect American.

In 2016, Purves was the bass soloist in Beethoven's Ninth at the Proms and later in the year will play the title character in Don Giovanni with ENO.

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George Benjamin
Written On Skin - Part 2 scene 10
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Written On Skin - Part 2 scene 10
George Frideric Handel
'Behold I tell you a mystery' and 'The trumpet shall sound' from the Messiah
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'Behold I tell you a mystery' and 'The trumpet shall sound' from the Messiah
George Frideric Handel
Aci, Galatea e Polifemo HWV 72, serenata
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Aci, Galatea e Polifemo HWV 72, serenata
George Frideric Handel
'Revenge, Timotheus cries' (Alexander's Feast)
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'Revenge, Timotheus cries' (Alexander's Feast)
George Frideric Handel
O ruddier than the cherry (Acis and Galatea)
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O ruddier than the cherry (Acis and Galatea)
Mark Simpson
The Immortal (Proms 2017)
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The Immortal (Proms 2017)
George Frideric Handel
Leave me, loathsome light (Semele)
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Leave me, loathsome light (Semele)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV131 (Cantata)
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Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV131 (Cantata)
Gerald Finzi
Let us Garlands bring, Op. 18
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Let us Garlands bring, Op. 18
Modest Mussorgsky
Songs and Dances of Death
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Songs and Dances of Death
Franz Schubert
Schwanengesang D. 957 - Der Atlas
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Schwanengesang D. 957 - Der Atlas
Franz Schubert
Schwanengesang D. 957 - Ihr Bild
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Schwanengesang D. 957 - Ihr Bild
Franz Schubert
Schwanengesang D. 957 - Der Doppelganger
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Schwanengesang D. 957 - Der Doppelganger
Franz Schubert
Schwanengesang D. 957 - Die Stadt
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Schwanengesang D. 957 - Die Stadt
Franz Schubert
Schwanengesang D. 957 - Am Meer
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Schwanengesang D. 957 - Am Meer
Franz Schubert
Schwanengesang D. 957 - Das Fischermadchen
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Schwanengesang D. 957 - Das Fischermadchen
George Frideric Handel
Acis & Galatea: O, ruddier than the cherry
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Acis & Galatea: O, ruddier than the cherry
George Frideric Handel
The Messiah: The Trumpet shall Sound
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The Messiah: The Trumpet shall Sound
George Frideric Handel
Agrippina, HWV 6 (Vieni, o cara)
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Agrippina, HWV 6 (Vieni, o cara)
Gerald Finzi
Let us garlands bring, Op 18 (Fear no more the heat of the sun)
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Let us garlands bring, Op 18 (Fear no more the heat of the sun)
George Frideric Handel
Apollo e Dafne: 'Cara pianta'
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Apollo e Dafne: 'Cara pianta'
Gregorio Allegri
Miserere mei Deus
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Miserere mei Deus
Christopher Purves
The Perfect American, Act 2 Scene 3
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The Perfect American, Act 2 Scene 3

The Perfect American, Act 2 Scene 3

Performer
Rosie Lomas
Noelia Bunuel
Felix Mendelssohn
Elijah, Op.70 - oratorio (Carus version): Part II
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Elijah, Op.70 - oratorio (Carus version): Part II
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No.9 in D minor, 'Choral' (Proms 2016)
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Symphony No.9 in D minor, 'Choral' (Proms 2016)
George Frideric Handel
Why hast thou forced me from the realms of peace, from Saul, Act III
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Why hast thou forced me from the realms of peace, from Saul, Act III
Johann Sebastian Bach
Magnificat in D, BWV.243
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Magnificat in D, BWV.243
Giuseppe Verdi
Falstaff: Act 3 Scene 2: Un Coro e Terminiam la scena
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Falstaff: Act 3 Scene 2: Un Coro e Terminiam la scena
George Frideric Handel
L' Allegro... - oratorio, Pt.1; If I give thee ... Mirth, admit me...
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L' Allegro... - oratorio, Pt.1; If I give thee ... Mirth, admit me...
George Frideric Handel
David his ten thousands slew (Saul)
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David his ten thousands slew (Saul)
George Frideric Handel
What do I hear (Saul)
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What do I hear (Saul)

What do I hear (Saul)

Singer
Joelle Harvey
Choir
The Sixteen
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George Frideric Handel
Welcome, welcome mighty king (Saul)
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Welcome, welcome mighty king (Saul)
George Frideric Handel
Why do the nations; Let us break their bonds (Messiah)
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Why do the nations; Let us break their bonds (Messiah)
Johann Sebastian Bach
St John Passion (Part 2)
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St John Passion (Part 2)
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Upcoming Events

20
Dec
2017
Christopher Purves, The Academy Of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr, Mary Bevan and Thomas Hobbs - tenor
Barbican Hall, London, UK

Past BBC Events

Proms 2017: Prom 46: Schoenberg – Gurrelieder
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Royal Albert Hall
2017-08-19T20:38:23
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19
Aug
2017
Proms 2017: Prom 46: Schoenberg – Gurrelieder

Proms 2017: Prom 46: Schoenberg – Gurrelieder

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2017: Prom 17: Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique
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Royal Albert Hall
2017-07-27T20:38:23
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27
Jul
2017
Proms 2017: Prom 17: Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique

Proms 2017: Prom 17: Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2016: Prom 13
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Royal Albert Hall
2016-07-24T20:38:23
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24
Jul
2016
Proms 2016: Prom 13

Proms 2016: Prom 13

20:00
Royal Albert Hall
BBC Orchestras and Singers at the Proms: Prom 1: First Night of the Proms
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Royal Albert Hall
2014-07-18T20:38:23
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18
Jul
2014
BBC Orchestras and Singers at the Proms: Prom 1: First Night of the Proms

BBC Orchestras and Singers at the Proms: Prom 1: First Night of the Proms

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2014: Prom 1: First Night of the Proms
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Royal Albert Hall
2014-07-18T20:38:23
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18
Jul
2014
Proms 2014: Prom 1: First Night of the Proms

Proms 2014: Prom 1: First Night of the Proms

19:30
Royal Albert Hall

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