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ANTHONY ROLFE-JOHNSON

One of Britain’s most distinguished singers, Anthony Rolfe Johnson enjoyed a busy career that included concerts with the major orchestras and festivals in the United Kingdom and in the world’s leading musical centres. He had sung with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Solti, the Boston Symphony under Ozawa, the New York Philharmonic under Rostropovich and Masur, the Cleveland Orchestra under Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic under Levine. Conductors with whom he worked with included Giulini, Harnoncourt, Rozhdestvensky, Eliot Gardiner, Mackerras, Tennstedt, Boulez, Haitink and Abbado. He had a vast range of recordings to his name, reflecting his worldwide reputation as an interpreter of Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart and Britten. Anthony Rolfe Johnson made his international operatic début as Fenton at the Glyndebourne Festival. He had since sung an extensive repertoire in the world’s great opera houses. In London his rôles included Don Ottavio, Tamino, Ferrando, Belmonte, Essex in Britten’s Gloriana, the Male Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia, Florestan in Fidelio and the title rôles in Monteverdi’s Ulysses and Orfeo. He had sung the title rôle in Idomeneo at the Salzburg Festival, the Vienna State Opera, the Paris Opéra and the Metropolitan Opera, Aschenbach in Geneva, Edinburgh and the Met, and Peter Grimes at the Savonlinna and Glyndebourne festivals, in Tokyo, Munich and at the Met. He was a regular guest at the Monnaie in Brussels and with the Netherlands Opera. He was made a CBE in the 1992 Queen’s Birthday Honours.


Albums featuring this artist are available for download from ClassicsOnline.com
Role: Classical Artist 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
BRITTEN, B.: Gloriana (ENO, 1984) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
102097
Opera DVD
BRITTEN, B.: Rape of Lucretia (The) (ENO, 1987) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
102021
Opera DVD
BRITTEN: Tribute to Benjamin Britten (A) (PAL/NTSC) Arthaus Musik
102103
Opera DVD
ENGLISH SONG Naxos
8.557559-60
Vocal
LEAVING HOME: Orchestral Music in the 20th Century (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
102073
Classical Documentary
LEAVING HOME: Orchestral Music in the 20th Century, Vol. 5: The American Way (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
102041
Classical Documentary
LEAVING HOME: Orchestral Music in the 20th Century, Vol. 6: After the Wake (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
102043
Classical Documentary
LEGENDARY PERFORMANCES - BRITTEN, B.: Gloriana (ENO, 1984) (Blu-ray) Arthaus Musik
109152
Opera DVD
LEGENDARY PERFORMANCES - BRITTEN, B.: Gloriana (ENO, 1984) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
109151
Opera DVD
MONTEVERDI, C.: Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria (Il) (DNO, 1998) (NTSC) Opus Arte
oa0927d
Opera DVD
MONTEVERDI: Opera Box Set (NTSC) Opus Arte
OA0972BD
Opera DVD
Orchestral Music - HANDEL, G.F. / BEETHOVEN, L. van / MENDELSSOHN, Felix / BRITTEN, B. (Marriner) (NTSC) ICA Classics
ICAD5064
Classical Concert
QUILTER: Songs (English Song, Vol. 5) Naxos
8.557116
Vocal
RATTLE, Simon: Sir Simon Rattle Conducts and Explores Music of the 20th Century (3-Blu-ray Disc Box Set) Arthaus Musik
109222
Classical Documentary
RATTLE, Simon: Sir Simon Rattle Conducts and Explores Music of the 20th Century (5-DVD Box Set) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
109237
Classical Documentary
REVOLUTION DER KLANGE (DIE): Musik im 20. Jahrhundert (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
102072
Classical Documentary
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (THE BEST OF) Naxos
8.556835
Vocal
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: On Wenlock Edge / Five Mystical Songs (English Song, Vol. 3) Naxos
8.557114
Vocal





 
 
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