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Jon Vickers

voc, 1926-2015 CA, Saskatchewan
Classical
A.k.a. Jonathan Stewart Vickers

Jonathan Stewart Vickers, CC (October 29, 1926 – July 10, 2015), known professionally as Jon Vickers, was a Canadian heldentenor.Born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, he was the sixth in a family of eight children. In 1950, he was awarded a scholarship to study opera at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. In 1957 Vickers joined London’s Royal Opera House, Covent Garden company. In 1960 he joined the Metropolitan Opera. He became world famous for a wide range of German, French and Italian roles. Vickers' huge, powerful voice and solid technique met the demands of many French, German and Italian roles. He was also highly regarded for his powerful stage presence and thoughtful characterizations.

        
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  • Classical
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
L´Arlesiana: È la solita storia on Jon Vickers The early years by Jon Vickers & Orchestra Dell Opera Di Roma
Die Walküre, WWV 86B / Act I: "Wes Herd dies auch sei, hier muss ich rasten" on Wagner: Die Walküre by Richard Wagner, Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan
Die Walküre, WWV 86B / Act I: "Einen Unseligen labtest du" on Wagner: Die Walküre by Richard Wagner, Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan
Die Walküre, WWV 86B / Act I: "Müd am Herd fand ich den Mann" on Wagner: Die Walküre by Richard Wagner, Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan
Die Walküre, WWV 86B / Act I: "Siegmund, den Wälsung, siehst du, Weib!" on Wagner: Die Walküre by Richard Wagner, Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan
Die Walküre, WWV 86B / Act I: "Friedmund darf ich nicht heißen" on Wagner: Die Walküre by Richard Wagner, Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan
Die Walküre, WWV 86B / Act I: "Ein Schwert verhiess mir der Vater" on Wagner: Die Walküre by Richard Wagner, Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan
Die Walküre, WWV 86B / Act I: "Die so leidig Los dir beschied" on Wagner: Die Walküre by Richard Wagner, Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan
Die Walküre, WWV 86B / Erster Akt: "Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond" on Wagner: Die Walküre by Richard Wagner, Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan
Die Walküre, WWV 86B / Act I: "War Wälse dein Vater, und bist du ein Wälsung" on Wagner: Die Walküre by Richard Wagner, Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
FidelioLudwig van Beethoven - Joseph Sonnleithner, Sena Jurinac, Jon Vickers, Gottlob Frick, Hans Hotter, Elsie Morison, John Dobson, Forbes Robinson, Joseph Ward, Victor Godfrey, Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Και Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Otto Klemperer2007Album
Tristan Und IsoldeRichard Wagner, Jon Vickers, Birgit Nilsson, Walter Berry, Karl Böhm2003Album
Fidelio (Grosser Querschnitt)Ludwig van Beethoven : Christa Ludwig, Jon Vickers, Gottlob Frick, Walter Berry, Gerhard Unger, Franz Crass, Ingeborg Hallstein, Philharmonia Orchestra Und Philharmonia Chorus, Otto Klemperer2003Album
Samson Et Dalila (Highlights)Camille Saint-Saëns, Rita Gorr, Jon Vickers, Ernest Blanc, Orchestre National De L'Opéra De Paris, Georges Prêtre2001Album
Samson Et DalilaCamille Saint-Saëns - Georges Prêtre, Rita Gorr · Jon Vickers · Ernest Blanc, Les Chœurs René Duclos, Orchestre National De L'Opéra De Paris2001Album
Tristan Und IsoldeBirgit Nilsson, Jon Vickers2000Single
Samson et DalilaCamille Saint-Saëns - Jon Vickers, Shirley Verrett, Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden & Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Sir Colin Davis2000Single
L'Incoronazione Di PoppeaClaudio Monteverdi, Gwyneth Jones, Jon Vickers, Christa Ludwig, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Richard Stilwell, Valérie Masterson, Jocelyne Taillon, Michel Sénéchal, Charles Burles - Julius Rudel1998Album
Canadian Art SongsJon Vickers, Richard Woitach1998Album
Die WalküreRichard Wagner - Gundula Janowitz, Régine Crespin, Thomas Stewart, Jon Vickers, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan1998Album
Die Walküre (Querschnitt)Richard Wagner, Gundula Janowitz, Régine Crespin, Thomas Stewart, Jon Vickers, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan1998Album
Don CarloGiuseppe Verdi - Gré Brouwenstijn, Jon Vickers, Boris Christoff, Fedora Barbieri, Tito Gobbi, Carlo Maria Giulini1994Album
Ten Top TenorsGiacomo Aragall, Carlo Bergonzi, Jussi Björling, José Carreras, Franco Corelli, Placido Domingo, Mario del Monaco, Luciano Pavarotti, Giuseppe di Stefano, Jon Vickers1993Compil.
Solti Edition: Aida - Querschnitt • HighlightsGiuseppe Verdi / Leontyne Price • Rita Gorr • Jon Vickers • Orchestra Del Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma E Coro Del Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma • Georg Solti1992Album
RequiemGiuseppe Verdi, Sir John Barbirolli, Montserrat Caballé, Fiorenza Cossotto, Jon Vickers, Ruggero Raimondi - New Philharmonia Chorus And New Philharmonia Orchestra1990Album
Tristan Und IsoldeRichard Wagner, Birgit Nilsson, Ruth Hesse, Jon Vickers, Karl Böhm1989Album
Die WalkureRichard Wagner, Herbert von Karajan, New York Metropolitan Orchestra, Birgit Nilsson, Jon Vickers, Régine Crespin, Theo Adam, Josephine Veasey, Martti Talvela, Judith DePaul, Carlotta Ordassy, Shirley Love1989Album
Vickers: Songs By MacMillan ⦁ Somers ⦁ Coulthard ⦁ Ridout ⦁ Beckwith ⦁ Naylor ⦁ MorawetzJon Vickers, Richard Woitach1986Album
Carmen (Highlights)Georges Bizet, Grace Bumbry, Jon Vickers, Mirella Freni, Kostas Paskalis, Orchestre National De L'Opéra De Paris, Rafael Frühbeck De Burgos1985Album
Symphony No. 9Ludwig Van Beethoven - Margaret Price1984Album
"Choral" Symphony (No.9) / "Choral" FantasyLudwig Van Beethoven - Margaret Price1983Album
Mahler Das Lied Von Der ErdeGustav Mahler - The London Symphony Orchestra - Sir Colin Davis - Jon Vickers - Jessye Norman1982Album
Don CarlosGiuseppe Verdi, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Boris Christoff, Jon Vickers, Tito Gobbi, Gré Brouwenstijn, Fedora Barbieri1980Album
Symphonie N°9Ludwig Van Beethoven1979Album
Peter GrimesBenjamin Britten - Jon Vickers / Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden And Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Sir Colin Davis1978Album
Brani Scelti Da OtelloGiuseppe Verdi, Jon Vickers, Leonie Rysanek, Tito Gobbi, Orchestra Del Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma E Coro Del Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma1977Album
Tristan Und Isolde (Szenen)Richard Wagner, Helga Dernesch, Jon Vickers, Christa Ludwig, Walter Berry, Karl Ridderbusch, Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan1976Album
Great Tenors Of TodayCarlo Bergonzi, Franco Corelli, Placido Domingo, Nicolai Gedda, James McCracken, Luciano Pavarotti, Jon Vickers1976Compil.
OtelloGiuseppe Verdi, Jon Vickers, Mirella Freni, Peter Glossop, Berliner Philharmoniker, Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin1974Album
Otello (Extraits)Herbert von Karajan, Jon Vickers, Mirella Freni, Peter Glossop, Berliner Philharmoniker, Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin1974Album
Guiseppe Verdi - Otello / Grosser Querschnitt In Italienischer SpracheBerliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan, Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Jon Vickers, Mirella Freni, Peter Glossop1974Album
Favorite Music From Handel's "Messiah"Georg Friedrich Händel, Sir Thomas Beecham, Jon Vickers, Giorgio Tozzi, Jennifer Vyvyan, Monica Sinclair1973Album
Ten Great Canadian Opera StarsJean Bonhomme, Victor Braun, Pierre Duval, Raoul Jobin, George London, Maria Pellegrini, Joseph Rouleau, Leopold Simoneau, Huguette Tourangeau, Jon Vickers1972Album
Tristan Und IsoldeRichard Wagner - Jon Vickers · Helga Dernesch · Christa Ludwig · Walter Berry · Karl Ridderbusch · Berliner Philharmoniker · Herbert von Karajan1972Album
RequiemGiuseppe Verdi, Sir John Barbirolli, Montserrat Caballé, Fiorenza Cossotto, Jon Vickers, Ruggero Raimondi - New Philharmonia Chorus And New Philharmonia Orchestra1970Album
Les TroyensHector Berlioz - Jon Vickers, Josephine Veasey, Berit Lindholm, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden & Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Sir Colin Davis1970Album
Die Walküre HighlightsRichard Wagner, The London Symphony Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf, Birgit Nilsson, Jon Vickers1963Album
AïdaGiuseppe Verdi, Leontyne Price, Jon Vickers, Rita Gorr, Robert Merrill, Giorgio Tozzi, Orchestra Del Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma And Coro Del Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma, Georg Solti1962Album
La WalkyrieRichard Wagner, Birgit Nilsson, Gré Brouwenstijn, Rita Gorr, Jon Vickers, George London, David Ward, The London Symphony Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf1962Album
Highlights From FidelioLudwig van Beethoven – Christa Ludwig, Jon Vickers, Gottlob Frick, Walter Berry, Gerhard Unger, Ingeborg Hallstein, Philharmonia Orchestra and Philharmonia Chorus, Otto Klemperer1962Album
Aïda (Highlights)Giuseppe Verdi, Georg Solti Conducting Orchestra Del Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma And Coro Del Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma, Leontyne Price, Jon Vickers, Rita Gorr, Robert Merrill, Giorgio Tozzi1962Album
OtelloGiuseppe Verdi · Jon Vickers · Leonie Rysanek · Tito Gobbi · Tullio Serafin · Orchestra Del Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma And Coro Del Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma1960Album
Fidelio - Grosser QuerschnittLudwig van Beethoven - Helga Dernesch, Jon Vickers, Karl Ridderbusch, Zoltan Kélémen, Horst R. Laubenthal, José van Dam, Helen Donath, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von KarajanCompil.
Italian AriasJon VickersAlbum
Tristan Und Isolde - SzenenRichard Wagner - Jon Vickers · Helga Dernesch · Christa Ludwig · Berliner Philharmoniker · Herbert von KarajanAlbum
Franz Schubert Le Voyage D'HiverJon Vickers, Geoffrey ParsonsAlbum
CBC Transcription Radio CanadaJon Vickers, Leo BarkinAlbum
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