Chris Merritt

Chris Merritt

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Chris Merritt (born 1952, Oklahoma City) is an opera singer. He studied piano, singing, dance and drama at Oklahoma City University where he made his first stage appearance in Jacques Offenbach's Les contes d'Hoffmann in a university production. At age 21, he was accepted into the summer season Apprentice Program for Singers at the Santa Fe Opera. His high-lyrical tenor voice makes him well-suited to the bel canto roles, such as those by Rossini. He made his official debut in 1975, as Caius in Verdi's Falstaff. Auditions at the Metropolitan Opera won him a part in I Puritani in 1981, and that was the performance which brought him international attention and marked the beginning of a very successful career. His Met debut took place on November 30, 1990, when he sang the role of Idreno in Rossini's Semiramide which was not very successful, however. He much improved the next year when he sang there the role of Arturo in I puritani along with Edita Gruberova.
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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136642212
  • 9786136642215