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George Shirley

voc, *1934 US, Indianapolis
Classical
A.k.a. George Irving Shirley

George Irving Shirley (born April 18, 1934) is an American operatic tenor, and was the first African-American tenor to perform a leading role at the Metropolitan Opera.

        
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Requiem in D Minor, K. 626: I. Introitus, Requiem aeternam on #nowspinning Mozart by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Various Artists
Requiem in D Minor, K. 626: III. Seq. 6, Lacrimosa on Hallelujah! - Choir Songs by Various Artists
Requiem in D Minor, K. 626: III. Seq. 1, Dies irae on Hallelujah! - Choir Songs by Various Artists
Requiem in D Minor, K. 626, IV. Offertorium, No. 1, Domine Jesu on Mozart Sacred Songs by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Various Artists
Requiem in D Minor, K. 626: III. Seq. 5, Confutatis on Hallelujah! - Choir Songs by Various Artists
Così fan tutte, K. 588: Un 'aura amorosa on Opera's Legendary Performances by Various Artists
Oh, Dem Golden Slippers on Battle Pieces by George Shirley
Requiem in D Minor, K. 626, III. Seq. 4, Recordare on Mozart Hits by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Various Artists
Requiem in D Minor, K. 626: III. Seq. 3, Rex tremendae on Hallelujah! - Choir Songs by Various Artists
Requiem in D Minor, K. 626, III. Seq. 2, Tuba mirum on Mozart Hits by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Various Artists

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Joseph Haydn Operas 1 Armida La Fedeltà Premiata Orlando Paladino La Vera CostanzaAntal Dorati, Jessye Norman, Norma Burrowes, Samuel Ramey, Robin Leggate, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Lucia Valentini Terrani, Tonny Landy, Frederica von Stade, Alan Titus, Luigi Alva, Maurizio Mazzieri, Arleen Auger, Elly Ameling, Gwendolyn Killebrew, George Shirley, Benjamin Luxon, Domenico Trimarchi, Helen Donath, Kari Lövaas, Wladimiro Ganzarolli, Orchestre De Chambre De Lausanne2003Album
IdomeneoWolfgang Amadeus Mozart - George Shirley / Ryland Davies / Margherita Rinaldi / BBC Symphony Chorus And BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis2002Album
The Spirit Of St. Louis; RuthFranz Waxman / George Shirley, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Lawrence Foster1996Album
Mass In C Major, Op. 86Ludwig van Beethoven ; Patricia Brooks, Lili Chookasian, George Shirley, Bonaldo Giaiotti1994Album
Orlando PaladinoJoseph Haydn, Antal Dorati, Arleen Auger, George Shirley1993Album
Pelléas Et MélisandePierre Boulez, Claude Debussy, Elisabeth Söderström, George Shirley, Donald McIntyre, David Ward, Yvonne Minton, Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden1991Album
IdomeneoWolfgang Amadeus Mozart - George Shirley / Ryland Davies / Margherita Rinaldi / BBC Symphony Chorus And BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis1988Album
Computer DirectionsPaul Lansky / James Dashow With George Shirley1982Album
Réquiem en Ré mineur KV 626Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Rafael Frühbeck De Burgos, Grace Bumbry, George Shirley, Marius Rintzler, New Philharmonia Chorus, Wilhelm Pitz, New Philharmonia Orchestra1979Album
Orlando PaladinoJoseph Haydn - Arleen Auger / Elly Ameling / Gwendolyn Killebrew / George Shirley / Claes-Håkan Ahnsjö / Benjamin Luxon / Domenico Trimarchi, Orchestre De Chambre De Lausanne, Antal Dorati1977Album
The Bells / Three Russian Songs For Chorus And OrchestraSergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff - Eugene Ormandy, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Phyllis Curtin • George Shirley • Michael Devlin, The Temple University Choirs / Robert Page1974Album
Karl Weigl SongsJudith Raskin, Colette Boky, Betty Allen, George Shirley, William Warfield, David Garvey1973Album
Missa Solemnis In D MinorLuigi Cherubini, Patricia Wells, Maureen Forrester, George Shirley, Justino Diaz, Newell Jenkins1972Album
Cosi Fan TutteWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Leontyne Price, Tatiana Troyanos, Judith Raskin, Sherrill Milnes, George Shirley, Ezio Flagello, Erich Leinsdorf, New Philharmonia Orchestra, The Ambrosian Opera Chorus, John McCarthy, Valda Aveling1968Album
Cosi Fan TutteWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Leontyne Price, Tatiana Troyanos, Judith Raskin, Sherrill Milnes, George Shirley, Ezio Flagello, Erich Leinsdorf, New Philharmonia Orchestra, The Ambrosian Opera Chorus, John McCarthy, Valda Aveling1968Album
IdomeneoWolfgang Amadeus Mozart - George Shirley / Ryland Davies / Margherita Rinaldi / BBC Symphony Chorus And BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis1967Album
Stravinsky Conducts Pulcinella (Complete) (Ballet With Song, In One Act, After Pergolesi)Igor Stravinsky, Irene Jordan, George Shirley, Donald Gramm1966Album
RequiemWolfgang Amadeus Mozart • Grace Bumbry • George Shirley • Marius Rintzler / New Philharmonia Chorus / New Philharmonia Orchestra / Rafael Frühbeck De BurgosAlbum
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