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Philip Gordon Langridge Net Worth

Philip Gordon Langridge Net Worth is
$19 Million

Philip Gordon Langridge Biography

Philip Gordon Langridge CBE (16 December 1939 – 5 March 2010) was an English tenor, considered to be among the foremost exponents of English opera and oratorio.Langridge was born in Hawkhurst, Kent, educated at Maidstone Grammar School and studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He started his career as an orchestral violinist, which exposed him to a great variety of music.As a singer, Langridge was admired for his fine technique coupled with keen dramatic instincts. His repertoire was broad, ranging from the operas of Claudio Monteverdi and Mozart to more modern works by Ravel, Stravinsky, Janá?ek and Schoenberg. At the end of his life, he was adding some Wagner roles, including Loge from Das Rheingold. Langridge was also a fine concert singer and regularly performed the sacred music of Bach and Handel. He also won great acclaim for his assumption of the title role in Elgar's oratorio, The Dream of Gerontius. In recent years, Langridge frightened and delighted families in his portrayal of the witch in Hansel and Gretel at the Metropolitan Opera holiday production.For all his versatility, he was at his most distinguished performing the works of Benjamin Britten. Much of Britten's vocal music was written specifically for his artistic and life partner, tenor Sir Peter Pears. Many regarded Langridge as Pears' true successor because they shared similar vocal qualities and brought uncommon immediacy to the music they performed. He recorded many of his famous roles, including Peter Grimes and the Prologue / Quint in The Turn of the Screw, as well as all the orchestral song cycles for tenor voice.Langridge's association with Harrison Birtwistle began in 1986 when he created the role of Orpheus in his opera The Mask of Orpheus. He also sang The Lawyer in the world premiere recording of Punch and Judy (1989) and created the roles of Kong in The Second Mrs Kong (Glyndebourne, 1994) and Hiereus in The Minotaur (Royal Opera House, 2008). Birtwistle composed Vanitas (based on a poem by David Harsent) especially for Langridge's 70th birthday concert at London's Wigmore Hall in November 2009.Langridge was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to music in 1994. He was married to Irish mezzo-soprano Ann Murray until his death from bowel cancer. Langridge is survived by their son Jonathan Philip (born 1986, Greenwich, London), and his three adult children from his previous marriage: Anita, Jennifer, and opera director Stephen.

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Quick Facts

Date Of BirthDecember 16, 1939
Died2010-03-05
Place Of BirthHawkhurst, Kent, England, UK
ProfessionActor, Soundtrack
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/?curid=5369972
Star SignSagittarius


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Father of Jennifer (cellist), Anita (double-bass) and Stephen Langridge from his first marriage.
2He started out as an orchestral violinist, before making his professional operatic debut at the Glyndebourne Festival in 1964.
3He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1994 Queen's Honours List for his services to Opera Music.
4Violinist and tenor.


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Minotaur2008TV MovieHiereus
The Metropolitan Opera HD Live2008TV SeriesThe Witch
Le nozze di Figaro2006/IITV MovieDon Basilio
Das Rheingold2005TV MovieLoge
Boris Godunov2004TV MovieSchuisky
Billy Budd1998TV MovieCaptain Vere
Peter Grimes1995TV MoviePeter Grimes
Great Performances1993TV SeriesOedipus
From the House of the Dead1992TV MovieSkuratov
La clemenza di Tito1991TV MovieTito
Jenufa1989TV MovieLaca Klemen
Billy Budd1988TV MovieCaptain Vere
Wozzeck1987TV MovieAndres
The Midsummer Marriage1984TV MovieMark
Idomeneo1983TV MovieIdomeneo
The Turn of the Screw1982TV MoviePrologo

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Aria1987performer: "Nuit redoutable !... Lieu désolé"
Le tartuffe1984performer: "Nuit redoutable !... Lieu désolé"

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