Howard Haskin

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Howard Haskin sings Die Walküre: Siegmund heiß' ich
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Howard Haskin sings Otello: Esultate
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Howard Haskin sings Otello: Ora e per sempre addio
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Howard Haskin sings Otello: Dio, mi potevi scagliar
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Born in Kansas City approximately 1958, he studied singing in Bloomington and at the opera studio of the Zürich theater (1978/79). He started his career at the festivals of Orange (1981, Monostatos) and Wexford (1982 and 1983). The next few years, he sang in England (Kent Opera, Opera North Leeds, Buxton and Glyndebourne festivals) and in the dramatic repertory (Radames, Don José, Peter Grimes). In 1987, he sang Dmitrij in Amsterdam (he was to come back to Amsterdam several times); in 1989, he sang a small role in Meistersinger at the Paris Opéra. In 1992, he appeared at Covent Garden for the first time, in 1997 at the festival in Bregenz. According to his own website, he was the first black tenor ever to sing Otello (Nice, 1995). He also sang a lot of contemporary opera, and a lot of concerts (particularly The dream of Gerontius, Das Lied von der Erde, Verdi's and Mozart's Requiems). After 2008, he performed only very irregularly.

Reference 1: Kutsch & Riemens, reference 2: Haskin's website /blockquote>

I would like to thank Georges Cardol for the recordings (Otello).

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