David Rendall British tenor born 1948

David Rendall British tenor

David Rendall. Although he sang in a skiffle group while in secondary school, Rendall originally had no intention to sing opera professionally. He was ”discovered” while working at the BBC, sorting records for Desert Island Discs. A producer for the show heard him singing ”Questa o quella” from Rigoletto while working, and suggested he study professionally.

David Rendall British tenor born 1948

David Rendall (born 11 October 1948) is an English operatic tenor.

Personal life and education

Although he sang in a skiffle group while in secondary school, David Rendall originally had no intention to sing opera professionally. He was ”discovered” while working at the BBC, sorting records for Desert Island Discs. A producer for the show heard him singing ”Questa o quella” from Rigoletto while working, and suggested he study professionally.

David Rendall entered the Royal Academy of Music in 1970, and the Salzburg Mozarteum in 1973. He won a Young Musician of the Year Award from the Greater London Arts Association in 1973 and received a Gulbenkian Fellowship in 1975. In May 1978 he sang the tenor part of Anton Bruckner’s Te Deum under the baton of Herbert von Karajan during a performance at Musikverein Hall of Vienna with Vienna Philharmonic.

Performing career

At Covent Garden David Rendall sang the roles of the Italian Singer in Der Rosenkavalier, Almaviva in The Barber of Seville, Des Grieux in Manon, Matteo in Arabella, Rodrigo in La donna del lago, Flamand in Capriccio, and the Duke in Rigoletto. After making his Metropolitan Opera debut in 1980 as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, he returned to perform Lensky in Eugene Onegin,Matteo in Arabella, and the title role of Idomeneo.

He also performed with the English National Opera from 1976 to 1992, with the New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera, and many other opera companies in the United States, Great Britain, Ireland, France, Italy, Georgia, Japan, Denmark, and Germany.

Rendall found some controversy in 1998 when he accidentally stabbed baritone Kimm Julian in the death scene of I Pagliacci during a rehearsal with the Florentine Opera. The switchblade-style knife that the Milwaukee opera company used failed to collapse, and the baritone received a 3-inch-deep (76 mm) cut into his abdomen. Julian recovered and police cleared Rendall of any wrongdoing. He suffered injuries from a collapsing stage set during an April 2005 performance on stage in Copenhagen, and his career was subsequently curtailed. Rendall returned to performance in June 2013.

David Rendall is married to the mezzo-soprano Diana Montague.

Metropolitan Opera

[Met Performance] CID:260660
Don Pasquale {106}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/28/1980
Debuts: Domenico Trimarchi, David Rendall
[Met Performance] CID:260700
Don Pasquale {107}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/3/1980
[Met Performance] CID:260730
Don Pasquale {108}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/6/1980
[Met Performance] CID:260800
Don Pasquale {109}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/12/1980
[Met Performance] CID:260840
Don Pasquale {110}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/15/1980
[Met Performance] CID:260880
Don Pasquale {111}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/18/1980
[Met Performance] CID:260930 Opera News
Don Pasquale {112}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/22/1980
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:261040
Don Pasquale {115}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/1/1980
[Met Performance] CID:263300
Die Zauberflöte {235}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/12/1981
Debuts: Zdzislawa Donat, David Owen, Lawrence Foster
[Met Performance] CID:263320
Die Zauberflöte {236}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/15/1981
[Met Performance] CID:263380
Die Zauberflöte {237}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/22/1981
[Met Performance] CID:263410
Die Zauberflöte {238}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/24/1981
[Met Performance] CID:263430
Die Zauberflöte {239}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/27/1981
Debut: Osceola Davis
Review
[Met Performance] CID:263460
Die Zauberflöte {240}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/30/1981
[Met Performance] CID:264240
La Traviata {670}
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.; 04/21/1981
Debut: John Bills
[Met Performance] CID:264280
Don Giovanni {365}
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.; 04/25/1981
[Met Performance] CID:264420
Don Giovanni {366}
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.; 05/2/1981
[Met Performance] CID:264440
Don Giovanni {367}
Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta, Georgia; 05/5/1981
[Met Performance] CID:264500
Don Giovanni {368}
Dixon-Myers Hall, Memphis, Tennessee; 05/11/1981
[Met Performance] CID:264550
Don Giovanni {369}
State Fair Music Hall,Dallas, Texas; 05/16/1981
[Met Performance] CID:264630
Don Giovanni {370}
Minneapolis, Minnesota; 05/23/1981
[Met Performance] CID:264700
Don Giovanni {371}
Masonic Temple, Detroit, Michigan; 05/29/1981
[Met Performance] CID:264730
Don Giovanni {372}
Cleveland Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio; 06/1/1981
[Met Performance] CID:264800
Don Giovanni {373}
Metropolitan Center, Boston, Massachusetts; 06/8/1981
[Met Performance] CID:264830
La Traviata {677}
Metropolitan Center, Boston, Massachusetts; 06/11/1981
[Met Performance] CID:267380
New Production
Così Fan Tutte {82}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/29/1982
Debuts: Hayden Griffin, Deirdre Clancy
Reviews
[Met Performance] CID:267430
Così Fan Tutte {83}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/3/1982
[Met Performance] CID:267470
Così Fan Tutte {84}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/6/1982
[Met Performance] CID:267490
Così Fan Tutte {85}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/9/1982
[Met Performance] CID:267520
Così Fan Tutte {86}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/12/1982
[Met Performance] CID:267570
Così Fan Tutte {87}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/17/1982
[Met Performance] CID:267610
Così Fan Tutte {88}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/20/1982
[Met Performance] CID:267630
Così Fan Tutte {89}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/23/1982
[Met Performance] CID:267680  Opera News
Così Fan Tutte {90}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/27/1982
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:267730
Così Fan Tutte {91}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/1/1982
[Met Performance] CID:267760
Così Fan Tutte {92}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/4/1982
[Met Performance] CID:267780
La Traviata {689}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/6/1982
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:271560 
New Production
Arabella {24}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/10/1983
Debut: Milena Canonero
Review
[Met Performance] CID:271610
Arabella {25}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/14/1983
Debut: Ingrid Kremling
[Met Performance] CID:271700
Arabella {26}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/19/1983
[Met Performance] CID:271720
Arabella {27}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/22/1983
[Met Performance] CID:271750
Arabella {28}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/25/1983
[Met Performance] CID:271800
Arabella {29}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/2/1983
[Met Performance] CID:271830 Opera News
Arabella {30}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/5/1983
Broadcast
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:274270
Centennial Gala II
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/22/1983
100th Anniversary of the Metropolitan Opera
Broadcast / Telecast
Review
[Met Performance] CID:274380
Don Giovanni {374}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/3/1983
Debut: Roberta Alexander
[Met Performance] CID:274420
Don Giovanni {375}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/7/1983
[Met Performance] CID:274450
Don Giovanni {376}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/10/1983
[Met Performance] CID:274510
Don Giovanni {377}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/16/1983
[Met Performance] CID:274550
Don Giovanni {378}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/19/1983
[Met Performance] CID:275350
La Traviata {705}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/4/1984
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:275510
Arabella {31}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/20/1984
Debut: Marek Janowski
[Met Performance] CID:275550
Arabella {32}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/24/1984
[Met Performance] CID:275600
Arabella {33}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/28/1984
[Met Performance] CID:275630
Arabella {34}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/2/1984
[Met Performance] CID:275660
Arabella {35}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/5/1984
Debut: Gail Dobish
[Met Performance] CID:275690
Arabella {36}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/8/1984
[Met Performance] CID:275760
Arabella {37}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/14/1984
[Met Performance] CID:275800 Opera News
Arabella {38}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/17/1984
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:276330
Die Entführung aus dem Serail {32}
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.; 04/27/1984
[Met Performance] CID:276400
Die Entführung aus dem Serail {33}
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.; 05/3/1984
[Met Performance] CID:276480
Die Entführung aus dem Serail {34}
Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta, Georgia; 05/11/1984
[Met Performance] CID:276560
Die Entführung aus dem Serail {35}
State Fair Music Hall, Dallas, Texas; 05/18/1984
[Met Performance] CID:276630
Die Entführung aus dem Serail {36}
University of Minnesota, Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota; 05/25/1984
[Met Performance] CID:276700
Die Entführung aus dem Serail {37}
Masonic Temple, Detroit, Michigan; 06/1/1984
[Met Performance] CID:276770
Die Entführung aus dem Serail {38}
O’Keefe Center for the Performing Arts, Toronto, Canada; 06/8/1984
[Met Performance] CID:276830
Die Entführung aus dem Serail {39}
State Theatre, Cleveland, Ohio; 06/14/1984
[Met Performance] CID:278880 
Così Fan Tutte {93}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/10/1984
Debut: Graziella Sciutti
Review
[Met Performance] CID:278920
Così Fan Tutte {94}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/14/1984
[Met Performance] CID:278970
Così Fan Tutte {95}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/19/1984
[Met Performance] CID:279000 Opera News
Così Fan Tutte {96}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/22/1984
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:279040
Così Fan Tutte {97}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/27/1984
[Met Performance] CID:279070
Così Fan Tutte {98}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/29/1984
[Met Performance] CID:279100
Così Fan Tutte {99}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/2/1985
[Met Performance] CID:279670
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {371}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/22/1985
Debuts: Mari-Anne Häggander, Matthias Hölle, Christof Perick
[Met Performance] CID:279710
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {372}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/26/1985
[Met Performance] CID:279760
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {373}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/2/1985
[Met Performance] CID:279790
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {374}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/6/1985
[Met Performance] CID:279870
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {375}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/12/1985
Debut: Heribert Steinbach
[Met Performance] CID:279910
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {376}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/16/1985
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:280010
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {378}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/25/1985
Debut: Peter Strummer
[Met Performance] CID:280300
Eugene Onegin {82}
Wang Center for the Performing Arts, Boston, Massachusetts; 04/23/1985
[Met Performance] CID:280350
Così Fan Tutte {103}
Wang Center for the Performing Arts, Boston, Massachusetts; 04/27/1985
[Met Performance] CID:280370
Eugene Onegin {83}
Playhouse Square Center, Cleveland, Ohio; 04/30/1985
[Met Performance] CID:280400
Così Fan Tutte {104}
Playhouse Square Center, Cleveland, Ohio; 05/3/1985
[Met Performance] CID:280440
Eugene Onegin {84}
Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta, Georgia; 05/7/1985
[Met Performance] CID:280470
Così Fan Tutte {105}
Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta, Georgia; 05/10/1985
[Met Performance] CID:280510
Eugene Onegin {85}
University of Minnesota, Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota; 05/14/1985
Debut: Yun Deng
[Met Performance] CID:280540
Così Fan Tutte {106}
University of Minnesota, Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota; 05/17/1985
[Met Performance] CID:280580
Eugene Onegin {86}
Masonic Temple, Detroit, Michigan; 05/21/1985
[Met Performance] CID:280660
Così Fan Tutte {108}
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.; 05/29/1985
[Met Performance] CID:280700
Eugene Onegin {87}
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.; 06/1/1985
[Met Performance] CID:283150
Idomeneo {14}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/17/1986
[Met Performance] CID:283180
Idomeneo {15}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/20/1986
Review
[Met Performance] CID:283210
Idomeneo {16}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/23/1986
[Met Performance] CID:283310
Idomeneo {18}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/1/1986
[Met Performance] CID:283330
Idomeneo {19}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/4/1986
Debuts: Dennis Bailey, Gary Lakes
[Met Performance] CID:283380
Idomeneo {20}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/8/1986
[Met Performance] CID:283410
Idomeneo {21}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/12/1986
[Met Performance] CID:283440 Opera News
Idomeneo {22}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/15/1986
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:283490
Idomeneo {23}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/20/1986
[Met Performance] CID:286720
New Production
Die Fledermaus {119}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/4/1986
Debut: David Birkmeyer
[Met Performance] CID:286760
Die Fledermaus {120}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/8/1986
[Met Performance] CID:286800
Die Fledermaus {121}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/12/1986
[Met Performance] CID:286840
Die Fledermaus {122}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/16/1986
[Met Performance] CID:286890
Die Fledermaus {123}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/20/1986
[Met Performance] CID:286920
Die Fledermaus {124}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/24/1986
[Met Performance] CID:286950
Die Fledermaus {125}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/27/1986
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:286990 
Die Fledermaus {126}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/31/1986
Broadcast / Telecast
Review
[Met Performance] CID:287180
Die Fledermaus {131}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/17/1987
[Met Performance] CID:287220
La Clemenza di Tito {15}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/22/1987
Debut: Diana Montague
[Met Performance] CID:287260
La Clemenza di Tito {16}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/26/1987
[Met Performance] CID:287300
La Clemenza di Tito {17}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/30/1987
[Met Performance] CID:287390
La Clemenza di Tito {19}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/7/1987
[Met Performance] CID:287410
La Clemenza di Tito {20}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/10/1987
[Met Performance] CID:287450 Opera News
La Clemenza di Tito {21}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/14/1987
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:290750
Die Fledermaus {132}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/4/1987
Debut: Claudio Nicolai, Sid Caesar
[Met Performance] CID:290780
Die Fledermaus {133}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/7/1987
[Met Performance] CID:290820
Die Fledermaus {134}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/11/1987
[Met Performance] CID:290860
Die Fledermaus {135}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/15/1987
[Met Performance] CID:290910
Die Fledermaus {136}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/19/1987
[Met Performance] CID:290950
Die Fledermaus {137}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/24/1987
[Met Performance] CID:290990
Die Fledermaus {138}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/28/1987
[Met Performance] CID:291020
Die Fledermaus {139}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/31/1987
[Met Performance] CID:291060
Die Fledermaus {140}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/4/1988
[Met Performance] CID:291110
Die Fledermaus {141}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/9/1988
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:291700
Così Fan Tutte {109}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/7/1988
Debut: Carlos Feller
Review
[Met Performance] CID:291740
Così Fan Tutte {110}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/11/1988
[Met Performance] CID:291790
Così Fan Tutte {111}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/15/1988
[Met Performance] CID:291820
Così Fan Tutte {112}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/18/1988
[Met Performance] CID:291860
Così Fan Tutte {113}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/22/1988
[Met Performance] CID:291950
Così Fan Tutte {115}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/31/1988
[Met Performance] CID:291990
Così Fan Tutte {116}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/4/1988
[Met Performance] CID:292040  Opera News
Così Fan Tutte {117}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/9/1988
Broadcast

Recordings

Rendall’s recordings include Maria Stuarda with Charles Mackerras and the English National Opera in 1982 and La rondine with Lorin Maazel and the London Symphony Orchestra in 1985.

In Danish

DAVID RENDALL studerede ved Royal Academy of Music i London og senere i Salzburg. Hans internationale karriere har bragt ham til de mest fremtrædende operahuse heriblandt Metropolitan i New York og Covent Garden i London.

Under de senere år har David Rendall bevæget sig fra det lyriske repertoire over mod de mere dramatiske roller som Cavaradossi i Puccinis Tosca, Erik i Wagners Den Flyvende Hollænder og Alvaro i Verdis Skæbnens magt.
Han har sunget med dirigenter som Herbert von Karajan, Leonard Bernstein, James Levine, Zubin Metha og Seiji Ozawa, og indspillet cd’er for Deutsche Grammophon,Chandos, Philips, Erato og CPO.
David Rendall har i denne saeson sin debut på Det Kongelige Teater.

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