Ryland DAVIES

Biography

Gender Male
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Birthdate 1943-02-09
Education Royal Manchester Coll of Music (studied with Frederic R Cox, OBE)
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Style Ryland Davies, Esq
Career tenor, operatic prodr and voice teacher; debut as Almaviva in The Barber of Seville WNO 1964, debut as prodr L'Elisir d'Amore 1991; pt/t prof of singing RNCM 1987-94, prof of singing RAM 2007-; performed at venues incl Covent Garden, Glyndebourne, NY Met, La Scala Milan, Paris, Vienna, Salzburg, Berlin, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Buenos Aires, Bonn, Geneva, Nice, Madrid, Barcelona, Palermo, Rome, Edinburgh Festival; worked with orchs incl: London Symphony, London Philharmonic, English Chamber Orch, Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orch, Vienna Symphony, Boston Symphony, Cleveland Symphony, Bavarian Radio Orch; worked under conductors incl: Sir John Pritchard, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Charles Mackerras, Daniel Barenboim, Sir Georg Solti, Richard Bonynge, Simon Rattle, Andrew Davis, Erich Leinsdorf, Karl Böhm, Zubin Mehta, Claudio Abbado, Herbert von Karajan, Bernard Haitink, James Levine, John Eliot Gardiner; made numerous recordings, given performances on radio (incl RAI Radio), TV and film; Boyce and Mendelssohn Fndn scholarship 1964, John Christie award 1965; fell Royal Manchester Coll of Music 1971, fell Welsh Coll of Music and Drama 1996, hon RAM 2012; Roles incl: Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Glyndebourne, Paris, Amsterdam and Lyons), Fenton in Falstaff (Scottish Opera and Covent Garden), Ferrando in Cosi Fan Tutte (Covent Garden, Met Opera NY), Flamand in Capriccio (Glyndebourne), Tamino in The Magic Flute (Glyndebourne, WNO, Scottish Opera), Essex in Britten's Gloriana (Sadler's Wells), Hylas in The Trojans, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni (Covent Garden), Cassio in Otello, Ernesto in Don Pasquale (Covent Garden), Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Covent Garden, Glyndebourne), The Prince in The Love for Three Oranges (Glyndebourne), Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus (ENO), Nemorino in L'Elisir d'Amore (Covent Garden), Le Duc, Chérubin and Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro (Covent Garden), Arbace in Idomeneo (Met Opera NY), Don Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro (New Israeli Opera), Don Basilio in Figaro's Wedding (ENO 1999), Rev Horace Adams in Peter Grimes (ENO 1999, Saito Kinen Festival Japan 2002, Florence 2002), Don Basilio in Le Nozze Di Figaro (Glyndebourne) 2001; other productions incl: Dialogue of the Carmelites (Netherlands Opera) 1997 and 2002, Le Nozze di Figaro (Chicago Lyric Opera 1998), Die Zauberflöte (Santa Fe Opera 1998), Carmen (Netherlands Opera 1999), Dialogue of the Carmelites (ENO, Santa Fe Opera 1999), Turk in Italy LA Boheme (ENO) 2000, Monostatos-Zauberelöte (Met Opera NY) 2001, The Makropulos Case (Houston Grand Opera) 2002, Arbace in Idomeno (Opera North) 2003, Monostatos (Amsterdam and Covent Garden) 2003, Francis Flute in A Midsummer Night's Dream (La Fenice Venice) 2004, Rev Horace Adams in Peter Grimes (Salzburg Easter Festival and Berlin Philharmonie) 2005, The Makropulos Case (Lyon) 2005, Dialogue of the Carmelites (ENO) 2005, Monsieur Triquet in Eugene Onegin (ROH) 2006, (Canadian Opera) 2007 and (Salzburg Festival) 2007, Tristan und Isolde (La Scala) 2007 and 2009 and (Covent Garden) 2009, The Makropoulos Case (Paris Opera) 2007 and (Madrid Opera) 2008, Theodora (Salzburg) 2009, The Makropulos Case (ENO) 2010, (Salzburg) 2011 and (Paris) 2013, Monsieur Taupé/Capriccio (Paris Opera) 2012, Emperor Altoum in Turandot (Scottish Opera) 2014
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