Nigel Rogers

Voice/Instrument: Tenor


Born: March 21, 1935 - Wellington, Shropshire, England

The English tenor, conductor and teacher, Nigel (David) Rogers, was Choral Scholar at King’s College, Cambridge from 1953 to 1956. He received BA in 1956 and MA in 1960 from Cambridge University. He also had private musical tuition in Rome (1957), in Milan (1958-1959), and with Gerhard Hüsch at the Munich Hochschule für Musik (1959-1961).

Nigel Rogers began his professional career as a singer with the vocal quartet Studio der frühen Musik Munich in 1961 and later acquired a fine reputation as an interpreter of Baroque music. He became resident in England in 1965, and made his operatic debut in Amsterdam in 1969.

From 1978 Nigel Rogers was a professor of singing at the Royal College of Music in London, and in 1979 he founded the vocal ensemble Chiaroscuro for the performance of Italian music. In 1985 he made his conducting debut.

Recordings: Some 70 from Machaut to Schubert, especially Monteverdi - including 1610 Vespers and Orfeo; John Dowland lute songs (Virgin Classics, 1988); Sigismondo d'lndia (Virgin Classics, 1991). Contributor to: Various magazines, academic publications; Chapter on Voice, Companion to Baroque Music, editor Julie Anne Sadie, 1991. Honour: Honorary Royal College of Music, 1980. Hobbies: walking, country pursuits, wine, travel. 

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