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Michael Rippon (Bass)

Born: December 10, 1938 - Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Died: May 2004 - Hong Kong

The English bass, Michael (George) Rippon, studied at Cambridge University from 1957 to 1960 and RAM in 1963.

Michael Rippon sang Giannni Schicchi at Royal Academy of Music in 1962. His professional début was in 1963 in London as Nireno in George Frideric Handel's Giulio Cesare. He sang with WNO between 1967-1974, debuted as Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro. He appeared at Glyndebourne in the years 1970-1973, debuted there as Armed Man in Die Zauberflöte. Michael Rippon is a fine exponent of solo roles in Belshazzar's Feast, 8 Songs for a Mad King, and Henze's El Cimarrón. He sang in the first performances of The Martyrdom of St Magnus (1977) and The Lighthouse (1980).

 

Source: Xrefer Website, from the Oxford Dictionary of Music (1994)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2001); Manfred Krugmann (Dates, June 2012)

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Johannes Somary

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BWV 11, BWV 80, BWV 232

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Rippon, Michael Georgs (Xrefer)

 

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