Personalities | Jon Vickers | Modern Era | Opera

b. 1926, Canadian

A Heldentenor with a unique approach to the stage, Vickers had a compelling singing-acting style. Trained as a baritone, he brought a warmth to his tenor, but risked uncertainty at the top of his range. Vickers’ Otello is arguably the greatest ever recorded. His Peter Grimes, while not approved by Britten, also stands as a benchmark interpretation.

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