Ian Partridge

born 12 June 1938 London

Ian Partridge sings Der Musensohn

Ian Partridge sings Manon Lescaut: E Katè rispose al re, with Plácido Domingo and Montserrat Caballé

He studied voice at the Royal College of Music in London. In 1958, he joined the chorus of Westminster Abbey (until 1962), but also made his solo debut in Messiah in Bexhill. Although he was immediately successful, he restudied from 1959 at the Guildhall School.

He soon became one of England's foremost concert and oratorio tenors, specializing in Bach and Heinrich Schütz. But he also sang Monteverdi, Schubert, Vaughan Williams or Britten. Internationally, he appeared for instance in Hamburg, Amsterdam or at the Salzburg Festival, but toured also South America, Australia and even Iceland and Turkey. His lieder recitals were typically accompanied by his sister Jennifer, a pianist. He sang only very, very rarely in opera. His career lasted into the early 2000s.

Reference 1, reference 2: Kutsch & Riemens, reference 3: Bach Cantatas
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