Sims Reeves

(1818—1900) singer

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(b Shooters Hill, 1818; d Worthing, 1900). Eng. tenor. Début as bar., Newcastle upon Tyne 1838 in Bishop's Guy Mannering, then studied in Paris and Milan, singing as ten. at La Scala 1846 (Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor) and London 1846. First sang in oratorio, Norwich Fest. 1848 and thereafter appeared more often on concert-platform than in opera, but sang title-role in f.p. in Eng. of Faust. Particularly assoc. with Handel Fests.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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