Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex
His many operatic roles include Acis in Handel's "Acis and Galatea"; Vaudemont in Tchaikovsky's rarely-heard "Iolanta"; the title roles in Britten's "Albert Herring" and "Peter Grimes"; Stroh in Richard Strauss' "Intermezzo"; Don Ottavio in Mozart's "Don Giovanni"; and Jupiter in Handel's "Semele".
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He sang as a child, and even made a recording. Although his parents encouraged his interest in music, he took a degree in agriculture and became a farm manager.