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James Milligan (Bass)

Born: April 5, 1928 - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: November 21, 1961 - Basle, Switzerland

The Canadian bass, James Milligan, studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto from 1948 to 1955.

In 1955 James Milligan became the first Canadian to win the Geneva Competition, and the same year he made his operatic debut in Toronto. 1960 brought debuts a Glyndebourne as Arbaces in Idomeneo and at Covent Garden as Escamillo. He was much admired as the Wanderer in Siegfried at his Bayreuth debut in 1961, and also enjoyed great success as a concert singer. At the time of his early death from a heart ailment he was a member of the Basle Opera.

Source: Grove Music Website
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Aryeh Oron (September 2001); Manfred Krugmann (Photo 01, July 2011)

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