Born: 22 June 1910 in Farnham, England
Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s
Peter Pears, for many years, embodied British vocal music, both opera and song. Benjamin Britten wrote 14 operas and over 50 songs and song cycles for him, and he appeared in the premieres of many other major English works. He was one of the three founders of the Aldeburgh Festival, and he and Britten established the Britten/Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies, where he directed the various singing programs until his death.
His first musical career plan was to be an organist, and he studied... Full Bio