John Rowland TOMLINSON

Biography

Gender Male
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Birthdate 1946-09-22
Education Accrington GS, Univ of Manchester (BSc), Royal Manchester Coll of Music
Books & Publications
Recreations tennis
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Style Sir John Tomlinson, CBE
Career operatic bass; princ: Glyndebourne Festival 1971-74, ENO 1974-80; also roles with: Royal Opera, Opera North, Scottish Opera; major roles incl: Boris in Boris Godunov (ENO Manchester) 1982, Don Basilio in Il Barbiere di Seville (Covent Garden) 1985, Moses in Moses (ENO) 1986, Fiesco in Simone Boccanegra (ENO) 1988, Wotan/The Wanderer in The Ring (Bayreuth) 1988-98, Wanderer in Siegfried (Bologna) 1990, Mefistofeles in Faust (Santiago, Chile) 1990, Attila in Attila (Opera North) 1990, Filippo II in Don Carlos (Opera North) 1992, Konig Marke in Tristan & Isolde (Bayreuth Festival) 1993, Mefistofeles in Damnation de Faust (La Fenice Venice) 1993, Hans Sachs in Die Meistersinger (Covent Garden) 1993 and 1997, Gurnemanz in Parsifal (Staatsoper Berlin) 1992-94, Claggart in Billy Budd (Covent Garden) 1995, Hans Sachs in Die Meistersinger (Staatsoper Berlin) 1995, Kingfisher in Midsummer Marriage (Covent Garden) 1996, Bluebeard in Bluebeard's Castle (Berlin Philharmonic) 1996, 4 Villains in Tales of Hoffman (ENO) 1998, Moses in Moses and Aron (NY Met) 1999, Golaud in Pelleas and Melisande (Glyndebourne Festival) 1999, Mefistofeles in Faust (Staatsoper Munich) 2000, Hagen in Gotterdammerung (Bayreuth Festival) 2000, Baron Ochs in Rosenkavalier (Staatsoper Dresden) 2000, Borromeo in Palestrina (Covent Garden) 2001, Gurnemanz in Parsifal (NY Met) 2001, Wotan/Wanderer in The Ring (Munich) 2003, title role in Boris Godunov (Covent Garden) 2003, title role in Flying Dutchman (Bayreuth Festival) 2003-04, Balstrode in Peter Grimes (Salzburg Festival) 2005, Wanderer in Siegfried (Covent Garden) 2005, Fiesco in Simone Boccanegra (Hamburg) 2006, Hagen in Götterdämmerung (Covent Garden) 2006; numerous appearances at international venues incl: ROH Covent Garden (debut 1976), Paris Opera, Berlin, Vienna, Amsterdam, Geneva, NY, Tokyo, Salzburg, Lisbon, Madrid, Santiago, Milan, Bologna, Florence, Copenhagen, Stuttgart, Bayreuth, Dresden, Munich, Bordeaux, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Orange, San Diego, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Vancouver and San Francisco; awards incl Royal Philharmonic Soc singing award 1991 and 1998, Wagner Soc Reginald Goodall Award 1996, South Bank Show Award 1998, Evening Standard Opera Award 1998; Hon FRNCM 1996, Hon DMus: Univ of Sussex 1997, Univ of Manchester 1998, Univ of Birmingham 2004, Univ of Nottingham 2004
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