Samuel Ramey

(b. 1942)

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(b Colby, Kan., 1942).

Amer. bass‐baritone. Sang with Grass Roots Opera Co., Raleigh, N.C. Début NY City Opera 1973 (Zuniga in Carmen), becoming prin. bass. Débuts: Glyndebourne 1976; Chicago and S. Francisco 1979; La Scala and Vienna 1981; CG 1982; NY Met 1984; Salzburg Fest. 1987. Series of Rossini roles at Pesaro 1981–9. Also many Mozart principal roles.

Subjects: Opera.

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