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Jon Vickers (I) (1926–2015)

Outspoken and somewhat controversial, but highly acclaimed, Canadian tenor with a huge voice and a repertoire ranging from German, to English, to Italian and to French opera and song. He is the most highly acclaimed "Peter Grimes" of the last forty years. He is known not only for his beautiful and expressive voice, but for an intense ability to ... See full bio »

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Known For

Otello Otello
(1974)
Carmen Don José
(1969)
Folio Ralph Rackstraw / Rinuccio
(1956)

Filmography

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 1981 Peter Grimes (TV Movie)
Peter Grimes
 1981/II Samson et Dalila (TV Movie)
Samson
 1979 Fidelio
Florestan, mari de Léonore
 1978 The Metropolitan Opera Presents (TV Series)
Vasek / Otello
- The Bartered Bride (1978) ... Vasek
- Otello (1978) ... Otello
 1978 Le couronnement de Poppée (TV Movie)
Nerone
 1974 Norma
Pollione
 1974 Otello
Otello
 1974 Tristan und Isolde
Tristan
 1969 Carmen
Don José
 1968 Pagliacci (TV Movie)
Canio
 1965 Festival (TV Series)
- Episode #6.7 (1965)
 1957 Salome (TV Movie)
Herod Antipas
 1956 Folio (TV Series)
Rinuccio / Ralph Rackstraw
- Gianni Schicchi (1956) ... Rinuccio
- HMS Pinafore (1956) ... Ralph Rackstraw
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His stage credits include: Jason in the opera "Medea" by Luigi Cherubini and François-Benoît Hoffmann (Royal Opera House, London, 1959)

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Alternate Names:

John Vickers
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Trivia:

He was awarded the C.C. (Companion of the Order of Canada) on December 20, 1968 for his services to music. See more »

Nickname:

God's Tenor

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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