Samuel Ramey

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Samuel Edward Ramey (born March 28, 1942 in Colby, Kansas) is an American operatic bass with a long, distinguished career. At the height of his career, he was greatly admired for his range and versatility, having possessed a sufficiently accomplished bel canto technique to enable him to sing the music of Handel, Mozart, Rossini, yet power enough to handle the more overtly dramatic roles written by Verdi and Puccini.

He married his third wife, soprano Lindsey Larsen, on 29 June 2002.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Opera Arias Samuel Ramey 1
1989 Samuel Ramey Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein Samuel Ramey 1
2008 Messiah Handel; Kathleen Battle, Florence Quivar, John Aler, Samuel Ramey, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis 1 2
Carols of Christmas Sarah Vaughan, Samuel Ramey & Mormon Tabernacle Choir 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Ten Top Baritones & Basses Leo Nucci, Samuel Ramey, Martti Talvela, Fernando Corena, Tito Gobbi, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Paata Burchuladze, Ettore Bastianini, Sherrill Milnes & Nicolaï Ghiaurov 1

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