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Welsh Tenor Robert Tear Died

March 30, 2011 (4:23 am) GMT
The opera artist, who made his debut for the English Opera Group in a 1966 production of 'The Turn of the Screw', has passed away at the age of 72.

Welsh opera star Robert Tear has died at the age of 72. News of the veteran tenor's death was announced on Tuesday, March 29 but no more details were available as WENN went to press.

Tear studied as a chorister at Britain's famous King's College, Cambridge and went on to make his operatic debut for the English Opera Group in a 1966 production of Benjamin Britten's "The Turn of the Screw". He went on to perform all over the world and make hundreds of recordings, and he was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 1984. His last stage appearance was at London's Royal Opera House in Turandot, in 2009.

Tear's agent Martin Campbell-White tells the BBC, "He was a major, major European and world artist who had a fantastic varied career, starting as a chorister at King's College Cambridge and quickly becoming one of Britain's great oratoria singers, and moving into opera."

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