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ENO loses its Ramfis

September 26, 2017 by norman lebrecht

4 comments.


Tweet from the Coli:

 

The good news: ‘We are delighted that our very own ENO Chorister Robert Winslade Anderson will perform the role of Ramfis for these performances.’

 


Comments (4)

  1. Nik says:

    Blimey, that is some step up for a chorister. Good luck to the man!

    1. Emma says:

      Most choristers in opera choruses and other professional (and often amateur) choirs are outstanding and very experienced soloists. A fantastic opportunity maybe, but not a step up.

      1. Nik says:

        Of course it is a step up. It is a massive step up whichever way you look at it.
        There are many excellent singers in choirs, but taking a solo here and there is not in any way comparable to singing one of the major Verdi bass roles, one that attracts stars from Pinza and Siepi to Ghiaurov and Furlanetto.
        So, again, I wish Mr Winslade Anderson, who it appears has not previously had a break in a big role, every success.

        1. Peter says:

          Not so, Robert stepped up for Brindley as Phillip in our Don Carlos a few years back at Opera North. And very good he was too, a beautiful and velvet voice.


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