Samuel Ramey is an American bass and bass-baritone opera singer. He is a versatile singer, having both the bel canto technique to sing Handel, Mozart, Rossini, as well as the power to handle the dramatic roles of Verdi and Puccini.
In January, 1984, Ramey made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in Handel’s “Rinaldo.” He has since become a fixture at the La Scala, Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, Vienna State Opera, the Paris Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the New York City Opera, and the San Francisco Opera. In the bel canto repertoire, Ramey has excelled in Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” and “The Marriage of Figaro” and in Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” among others. In the dramatic repertoire, Ramey has been acclaimed for his “Three Devils”: Boito’s “Mefistofele”, Gounod’s “Faust”, and Berlioz’s “The Damnation of Faust”.
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