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Robert Irwin (Baritone)

Born: September 20, 1905 - Dublin, Ireland
Died: 1983

The Irish tenor, Robert Irwin, sang as an amateur at various music festivals in Ireland and won Gold Medal at a singing competition there in 1930.

Following that he had given concerts in Dublin and broadcasts in the Irish Radio. With the help of the famous Irish tenor John McCormack he could travel in 1937 to the USA and started then a professional singer career. He studied in London with George Reeves and appeared before the public there in concerts and in particular in Lieder recitals. During the years of World War II, he could be heard in the "National Gallery Concerts" in London, which were organised by Myra Hess. He also sang as a soloist in oratorios and sacred vocal works, however remained interpreter primarily a well-known Lieder interpreter. He participated repeatedly in broadcasts of the English Radio BBC. After his active singer career was over, he immigrated to Canada and received a Professor (Supervisor of Vocal Studies) at the University of Manitoba. He was married with the pianist Vera Stewart.

Recordings: HMV.

 

Source: Großes Sängerlexikon (Authors: K. J. Kutsch / Leo Riemens; Expanded 3rd edition 1999/2000; K. G. Saur Verlag, Munich), English translation by Aryeh Oron (June 2006)
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