Kim Sean Robert BEGLEY

Biography

Gender Male
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Birthdate 1952-06-23
Education Rock Ferry HS Birkenhead, Wimbledon Sch of Art, Guildhall Sch of Music and Drama, National Opera Studio
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Recreations N/A
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Style Kim Begley, Esq
Career tenor; princ tenor Royal Opera House Covent Garden 1983-89, has also performed with numerous other opera cos and all major Br orchs; former actor, with Liverpool Playhouse and Watermill Theatre Newbury (also West End and tours of England and Canada), with RSC in Stratford and London 1977-78; fndr Broomhill Tst; >ir< over thirty roles with Royal Opera incl: Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Achilles in King Priam, Prince in Zemlinsky's Florentine Tragedy, Cassio in Otello, Froh in Das Rheingold, Walther von der Vogelweide in Tannhäuser, Tichon in Katya Kabanova; others incl: Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni (Glyndebourne Touring Opera 1986, Opera Northern Ireland 1988, ENO 1991), Boris in Katya Kabanova (Glyndebourne Touring Opera 1989, Glyndebourne Festival Opera 1990), Graf Elemer in Arabella (Glyndebourne Festival) 1989, High Priest in Idomeneo (Glyndebourne Festival) 1991, Pellegrin in Tippett's New Year (Glyndebourne Festival and Touring) 1991, Laca in Jenufa (Glyndebourne Festival and Touring) 1992, Tanzmeister in Ariadne auf Naxos (Frankfurt Opera), title role in Lohengrin (Frankfurt Opera), Alfred in Die Fledermaus (Frankfurt Opera), Nadir in The Pearl Fishers (Scottish Opera), Prince Shuisky in Boris Godunov (Opera North), Fritz in Der Ferne Klang (Opera North), Satavyan in Savitri (Rome Opera), Vaudemont in Yolanta (Opera North), Dr Caius in Falstaff (Salzburg Easter Festival) 1993, Narraboth in Salome (Salzburg Summer Festival) 1993, Grigori in Boris Godunov (under Edo de Wart, Geneva) 1993, Male Chorus in Rape of Lucretia (ENO) 1993, Golitsin in Khovanshchina (ENO) 1994, Albert Gregor in The Makropulos Case (WNO 1994, Glyndebourne 1995 and 1997, Chicago Lyric Opera 1995/96), Jimmy Mahoney in the Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Opéra de la Bastille Paris) 1995, Skuratov in From the House of the Dead (Opéra de Nice) 1995, Loge in Das Rheingold (under James Conlon, Cologne) 1995, Florestan in Leonore (Salzburg and BBC Proms under John Eliot Gardiner) 1996, Regista in Un re in Ascolta (Chicago Lyric Opera) 1996, Loge in Das Rheingold (La Scala under Riccardo Muti) 1996, Novagerio in Palastrina (Royal Opera Covent Garden) 1997, Tambour Major Wozzeck (La Scala under Giuseppi Sinopli) 1997, Max in Der Freischutz (Deutsches Staatsoper Berlin under Zubin Mehta) 1997; concert engagements incl: Don Basilio in The Marriage of Figaro (with LPO under Sir Georg Solti in London, Paris, Frankfurt and Cologne), Alfred in Die Fledermaus (with RPO under Andre Previn), Dream of Gerontius (with the Philharmonia under Vernon Handley), Tippett's New Year (with LPO), Beethoven Ninth Symphony and Haydn Nelson Mass (with BBC Symphony Orch), Verdi Requiem (with Bournemouth Symphony Orch), Beethoven Ninth (with Cleveland Symphony Orch under Dohnányi), Janácek Glagolitic Mass (with London Philharmonic), Tambour Major in Wozzeck (with Cleveland Orch under Dohnányi, Carnegie Hall NY) 1995, Mahler 8th Symphony (with Cleveland Orch under Dohnányi) 1995, Mahler 8th Symphony (with LPO under Andrew Davis at BBC Proms) 1995, Britten War Requiem (Zürich Opera) 1995, Mahler 8th Symphony (with Halle Orchestra under Kent Nagano) 1996, Bruckner's Te Deum (Salzburg Festival under Claudio Abbado) 1997, title role in Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex (Cleveland Orchestra under Christoph von Dohnányi) 1997, Captain Vere in Billy Budd (Bastille) 1998, Max in Der Freischültz (La Scala) 1998, Jimmy Mahoney in Mahagonny (Chicago) 1998, Parsifal (ENO) 1998; >ir< audio incl: Turandot, Der Rosenkavalier, Falstaff (under Solti, Decca), Das Rheingold (under Dohnányi, Decca), Salome (under Dohnányi, Decca), Florestan in Leonore (under John Eliot Gardiner, Deutsche Grammophon) 1996; video incl: Norma (with Dame Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge), La Traviata (with Carlo Rizzi)
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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