Paul Esswood

(b. 1942)

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(b West Bridgford, 1942).

Eng. countertenor. Lay vicar, Westminster Abbey choir 1964–71. Début 1965 (Messiah). Opera début 1968 (Berkeley, Calif.) in f. Amer. p. of Cavalli's Erismena. Salzburg Fest. début 1971. Founder of Pro Cantione Antiqua singers. Prof., RCM 1973–85 and from 1985. Sang in Monteverdi operas at Milan 1978. Sang in f.p. of Penderecki's Paradise Lost (Chicago 1978), and Glass's Akhnaten (Stuttgart 1984).

Subjects: Opera.

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