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Sunday, 22 June 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: June 22 (Pears, Tourel)

1910 - Peter Pears, Farnham, England; opera and recital tenor

Wiki entry

Peter Pears (as Grimes) sings "To hell with all your mercy" from the final act of Britten's Peter Grimes; Heather Harper as Ellen Orford (1969 TV production, London Symphony Orchestra and Ambrosian Chorus, conducted by Benjamin Britten)

1900 - Jennie Tourel, Vitebskt, Russia; opera and recital mezzo-soprano

Biography & photos

Jennie Tourel sings "O sleep why dost thou leave me" from Handel's Semele

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