Rockwell Blake (born January 10, 1951 in Plattsburgh, New York) is an American operatic tenor, particularly known for his roles in Rossini operas. Events 49 BC - Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war. Year 1951 ( MCMLI) was a Common year starting on Monday. Events of 1951 January New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous Opera is an art form in which Singers and Musicians perform a Dramatic work (called an opera which combines a text (called a Libretto The tenor is the highest male voice within the Modal register, just above the Baritone voice He was the first winner of the Richard Tucker Award. The Richard Tucker Award is awarded annually by the Richard Tucker Music Foundation to an American -born Opera singer on the threshold of a major national
Blake studied music first at the State University of New York (Fredonia) and then at the Catholic University of America. On leaving Catholic University, he served for three years in the United States Navy as a member of the Sea Chanters male chorus and later as a soloist with the US Navy Band. During that time, he continued his voice training with Renata Carisio Booth, who had been his teacher since his school days in Plattsburgh.
He made his solo opera debut in 1976 at the Kennedy Center in Washington D. Opera is an art form in which Singers and Musicians perform a Dramatic work (called an opera which combines a text (called a Libretto The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (on the building itself called the John F C. as Lindoro in Rossini's L'italiana in Algeri, and made his debut at the New York Metropolitan Opera House in 1981 in the same role, with Marilyn Horne as his Isabella. L'italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers is an Operatic Dramma giocoso in two acts by Gioachino Rossini The Metropolitan Opera Association of New York City, founded in April 1880 is a major presenter of all types of opera including Grand Opera. The American Opera singer Marilyn Horne (b January 16 1934 Bradford Pennsylvania) is a Mezzo-soprano who is particularly associated with He went on to become one of the leading Rossini singers of his generation, singing regularly at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro since his debut there in 1983. The Rossini Opera Festival (frequently referred to among musicians as the Pesaro Festival) is an Opera festival held in August of each year in Pesaro, He made his La Scala debut in 1992 as Giacomo in La donna del lago. The Teatro alla Scala (or La Scala, as it is known in Milan, Italy, is one of the world's most famous Opera houses The theatre was La donna del lago ( The Lady of the Lake) is an Opera by Gioachino Rossini with a Libretto by Andrea Leone Tottola It was La Scala's first production of the opera in 150 years and was staged to mark the bicentenary of Rossini's birth.
Although several critics have expressed reservations about the intrinsic timbre of his voice, his two-and-a-half octave range and mastery of florid vocal technique  have made him a successful interpreter not only of Rossini's tenor roles but also those in operas by Mozart, Donizetti, Bellini and Handel. Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti (29 November 1797 &ndash 8 April 1848 was an Italian composer from Bergamo, Lombardy. Vincenzo Salvatore Carmelo Francesco Bellini ( November 3, 1801 &ndash September 23, 1835) was a Sicilian Opera Composer Within that repertoire, Blake has sung in over 40 operas, including relative rarities such as Rossini's Zelmira, Mozart's' Zaide, Donizetti's Il Furioso all'Isola San Domingo, Haydn's L'Infedelta Delusa and Boieldieu's La Dame blanche. Zaide is an unfinished Opera, K 344 written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1780 François-Adrien Boieldieu ( December 16, 1775 in Rouen &ndash October 8, 1834 in Varennes-Jarcy, Essonne Blake has also been active in the orchestral and oratorio tenor repertoire, performing in works by Bach, Beethoven, Berlioz, Britten, Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Rossini, Saint-Saëns, and Stravinsky. An oratorio is a large Musical composition including an Orchestra, a Choir, and soloists The oratorio was somewhat modeled after the Opera WikipediaWikiProject Composers#Lead section.2 This article is written in British English including maximised use of "-ise" Ludwig van Beethoven ( English ˈlʊdvɪg væn ˈbeɪtoʊvən, 16 December 1770 &ndash 26 March 1827 was a German Composer and Pianist. Edward Benjamin Britten Baron Britten, OM CH (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976 was an English Composer, conductor, Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, born and generally known as Felix Mendelssohn (February 3 1809 &ndash November 4 1847 was a German Composer Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns (/ʃaʁl kamij sɛ̃sɑ̃s/ (9 October 1835 &ndash 16 December 1921 was a French Composer, Organist, conductor, and Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский) ( &ndash 6 April 1971 was a Russian born Composer, considered by many to
Since 2001 he has increasingly devoted himself to teaching and has given master classes at the Associazione Lirica Concertistica Italiana in Milan, the Conservatoire Nationale de Paris, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Duke University in North Carolina, the State University of New York, the Hamburg Staatsoper, and the Chicago Lyric Opera young artists program. Master Class is a play by Terrence McNally, with incidental music by Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini, and Vincenzo Bellini. Lyric Opera of Chicago is one of the leading Opera companies in the United States.