William Warfield

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William Caesar Warfield (22 January 1920 – 26 August 2002), was an American concert bass-baritone singer and actor. One of his earliest professional engagements was in Marc Blitzstein's Broadway opera, Regina. His breakthrough came when he gave his recital debut in New York's Town Hall in 1950. He went on to produce a highly acclaimed album of selections from Porgy and Bess with Leontyne Price in 1963.

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Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1959 Messiah George Frederick Handel; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Eileen Farrell, Martha Lipton, Davis Cunningham, William Warfield 3
1991 CBS Great Performances, Volume 89: Handel: Messiah Highlights Georg Friedrich Händel; Adele Addison, David Lloyd, Russell Oberlin, William Warfield, Westminster Choir, Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic 1
2010 Messiah Georg Friedrich Händel; New York Philharmonic, Westminster Choir, Leonard Bernstein, Adele Addison, Russell Oberlin, David Lloyd, William Warfield 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Copland Conducts Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man / Appalachian Spring / Rodeo / Old American Songs Copland; London Symphony Orchestra, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Aaron Copland, William Warfield 2

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