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John McCollum

voc, 1922-2015 US
Singer of Classical

John M. McCollum (February 21, 1922 – October 30, 2015) was an American tenor who had an active singing career in operas, concerts, and recitals during the 1950s through the 1970s. As an opera singer he performed with companies throughout North America, mostly working with second tier opera houses. He was much more successful as a singer of oratorios and other works from the concert repertoire, and enjoyed a particularly productive and lengthy relationship with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. As a concert singer he sang a wide repertoire but drew particular acclaim for his performances in the works of Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel.

        
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Act I: Overture on Arcifanfano, King Of Fools by Various Artists
The Sea on Songs by 20th Century American Composers by Eleanor Steber, Mildred Miller, Donald Gramm & John McCollum
Act I: Aria - My Fair Skin, My Bare Chin (Gloriosa) on Arcifanfano, King Of Fools by Various Artists
Act I: Chorus - We've Traveled Far (Semplicina, Gloriosa, Garbata, Sordidone, Malgoverno, Furibondo) on Arcifanfano, King Of Fools by Various Artists
Act I: Recitative - Approach! What Is Your Name, Sir? (Furibondo) on Arcifanfano, King Of Fools by Various Artists
Act I: Recitative - Was Ever There Insanity (Sordidone) on Arcifanfano, King Of Fools by Various Artists
Act III: Aria - Earth, Our Dearest, Good And Nearest (Sordidone) on Arcifanfano, King Of Fools by Various Artists
The Rose on Songs by 20th Century American Composers by Eleanor Steber, Mildred Miller, Donald Gramm & John McCollum
Act I: Recitative - Unhappy Oddling (Gloriosa) on Arcifanfano, King Of Fools by Various Artists
Act I: Aria - With A Sword That Is Sterner Than Moses (Furibondo) on Arcifanfano, King Of Fools by Various Artists

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Discography
Title Artist Year Type
The World's Favorite Symphonies: Beethoven Symphony No. 9 In D Minor, Op. 125 ("Choral")Ludwig van Beethoven, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner, Phyllis Curtin, Florence Kopleff, John McCollum, Donald Gramm, Margaret Hillis1972Album
The CreationJoseph Haydn - Judith Raskin, John McCollum, Chester Watson - Musica Aeterna Orchestra & Chorus, Frederic Waldman1965Album
L'Allegro ed Il PenserosoGeorg Friedrich Händel, Frederic Waldman, Adele Addison, John McCollum, John Reardon, Albert Fuller, Musica Æterna Orchestra1960Album
Israel In EgyptGeorg Friedrich Händel, Adele Addison - Florence Kopleff, John McCollum, Louise Natale - Musica Æterna Orchestra, Frederic Waldman, Albert FullerAlbum
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