George Shirley

(b. 1934)

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(b Indianapolis, 1934).

Amer. tenor. Opera début with Turnau Opera Players, Woodstock, NY, 1959 (Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus). Won Metropolitan Opera Auditions 1960–1. NY Met début 1961, subsequently opera perfs. in Santa Fe 1963; Glyndebourne 1966; CG and Scottish Opera 1967, Netherlands Opera and Monte Carlo 1976. Noted singer of Pelléas in Debussy's opera.

Subjects: Opera.

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