Stafford Dean

Biography

Stafford Dean is one of the most prominent of England's bass and baritone vocalists, having performed internationally in almost every possible operatic role for that vocal range. He was educated at Epson College and the Royal College of Music, quickly rising to the status of a leading member of Sadler's Wells Opera. During this early period of his career he also made his Covent Garden debut as Masetto in Don Giovanni. He performed his Read more international debut as Giovanni's Leporello in Germany and since then has specialized mainly in the bass and baritone repertoire of Mozart. He has performed with the San Francisco Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, and the houses of Chicago, Munich, Hamburg, Cologne, Berlin, and many other continental cities. He regularly performs at Covent Garden, singing a wide range of roles including Don Alfonso from Cosě Fan Tutte, Bottom from A Midsummer Night's Dream, Count Waldner from Arabella, Gessler from William Tell, Bartolo from The Marriage of Figaro, and Swallow from Peter Grimes. Dean has also sung with the Scottish Opera, the Welsh National Opera, the Châtelet in Paris and at the Edinburgh Festival. He sings in the Covent Garden performance of Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia that was released on film in 1980. Dean also appeared in a filmed version of Gilbert and Sullivan's Mikado in 1982, and Delius' A Village Romeo and Juliet in 1991. His concert repertoire which he has performed with several of the world's leading orchestras includes the requiems of Mozart, Verdi, Dvorák, and Penderecki; Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and Missa Solemnis; Haydn's Creation; Berlioz's L'Enfance du Christ and Roméo and Juliet; and Mahler's Eighth Symphony. He has worked with such conductors as Andrew Davis, Colin Davis, Neville Marriner, Jeffrey Tate, and Carlo Maria Giulini. Read less
Browse 1-19 of 19 Available Recordings
  • 1.
    Mozart: Don Giovanni / Sawallisch, Raimondi, Popp, Price, Price
    Label: Orfeo   Catalog: 846153 Release Date: 03/10/2015   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Enrico Fissore,  Lucia Popp,  Julia Varády,  Stafford Dean  ... 
    Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
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  • 2.
    Mozart: Don Giovanni / Haitink, Luxon, Dean, Braniseanu, Yakar
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 102312 Release Date: 04/30/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Leo Goeke,  Horiana Branisteanu,  Benjamin Luxon,  Stafford Dean  ... 
    Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
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  • 3.
    Solti Conducts The Verdi Operas [16-CD Set]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001746202 Release Date: 10/16/2012   Number of Discs: 16
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Jon Vickers,  Robert Merrill,  Rita Gorr,  Leontyne Price  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus  ... 
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  • 4.
    Delius Edition / Sir Charles Mackerras [8-CD Set]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001641702 Release Date: 01/24/2012   Number of Discs: 8
    Composer:  Frederick Delius
    Performer:  Daniel Washington,  Bengt Forsberg,  Julian Lloyd Webber,  Arthur Davies  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras,  Anthony Collins,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Sir Alexander Gibson  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra,  Welsh National Opera Chorus,  Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Britten: Peter Grimes / Wigglesworth, Griffey, Tierney, Page, Gorton
    Label: Glyndebourne Festival Opera   Catalog: 8-00 Release Date: 10/26/2010   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  John Graham-Hall,  Camilla Tilling,  Steven Page,  Anthony Dean Griffey  ... 
    Conductor:  Mark Wigglesworth
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
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  • 6.
    Benjamin Britten - The Collector's Edition
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 17526 Release Date: 11/24/2008   Number of Discs: 37
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Andrew Mead,  Jill Gomez,  Norman Bailey,  Penelope Walker  ... 
    Conductor:  Reginald Goodall,  Richard Hickox,  Daniel Harding,  Bernard Haitink  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trinity Boys Choir,  City of London Sinfonia,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus  ... 
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  • 7.
    Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress / Riccardo Chailly
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 411644 Release Date: 10/02/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Performer:  John Dobson,  Astrid Varnay,  Matthew Best,  Stafford Dean  ... 
    Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta Chorus,  London Sinfonietta
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    Wagner: The Mastersingers Of Nuremberg / Goodall, Bailey, Mangin
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 3148 Release Date: 07/29/2008   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Ann Robson,  Norman Bailey,  Gregory Dempsey,  Derek Hammond-Stroud  ... 
    Conductor:  Reginald Goodall
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sadler's Wells Opera Orchestra,  Sadler's Wells Opera Chorus
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  • 9.
    Gilbert & Sullivan: The Yeomen Of The Guard / Marriner
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 438138 Release Date: 07/23/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Arthur Sullivan
    Performer:  Jean Rigby,  Sylvia McNair,  Thomas Allen,  Neil Mackie  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
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    Delius: A Village Romeo And Juliet / Sir Charles Mackerras
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 430275 Release Date: 04/29/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Frederick Delius
    Performer:  Pamela Mildenhall,  Stafford Dean,  Barry Mora,  Thomas Hampson  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Arnold Schoenberg Choir
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  • 11.
    Purcell: Te Deum & Jubilate / Guest, Bowman, Cleobury, Et Al
    Label: London/Decca Serenata Series   Catalog: 430263 Release Date: 06/25/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Henry Purcell
    Performer:  Charles Brett,  Forbes Robinson,  Robert [boy soprano] Smith,  Stephen Cleobury  ... 
    Conductor:  George Guest
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir,  English Chamber Orchestra,  Symphoniae Sacrae Consort of Sackbuts
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    Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex / Solti, Pears, Meyer, Davies
    Label: London/Decca Enterprise   Catalog: 430001 Release Date: 04/09/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Performer:  Benjamin Luxon,  Stafford Dean,  Donald McIntyre,  Alec McGowan  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  John Alldis Choir
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    Tippett: The Midsummer Marriage / Davis, Herincx, Et Al
    Label: Lyrita   Catalog: 2217 Release Date: 03/13/2007   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Michael Tippett
    Performer:  Elisabeth Bainbridge,  Alberto Remedios,  Stuart Burrows,  Elizabeth Harwood  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
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  • 14.
    Mozart: Don Giovanni / Haitink, Luxon, Dean, Braniseanu, Et Al
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 101087 Release Date: 06/21/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Rachel Yakar,  Horiana Branisteanu,  Benjamin Luxon,  Stafford Dean  ... 
    Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Glyndebourne Festival Chorus,  London Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Verdi: Les Vępres Siciliennes / Rossi, Brumaire, Et Al
    Label: Opera Rara   Catalog: 303 Release Date: 01/11/2005   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Neilson Taylor,  Ayhan Baran,  Stafford Dean,  Neil Howlett  ... 
    Conductor:  Mario Rossi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Singers,  BBC Concert Orchestra
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    Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace / Pears, Drake, Shirley-Quirk, Tear
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 414663 Release Date: 05/25/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Bryan Drake,  John Shirley-Quirk,  Peter Pears,  Robert Tear  ... 
    Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Opera Group Orchestra
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    Gilbert & Sullivan: The Yeomen Of The Guard / Marriner
    Label: Philips Duo   Catalog: 462508 Release Date: 01/12/1999   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Arthur Sullivan
    Performer:  Jean Rigby,  Kurt Streit,  Thomas Allen,  Robert Lloyd  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
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    Donizetti: Anna Bolena / Varviso, Souliotis, Ghiaurov
    Label: London/Decca Grand Opera Series   Catalog: 455069 Release Date: 11/11/1997   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti
    Performer:  Janet Coster,  Marilyn Horne,  Nicolai Ghiaurov,  John Alexander  ... 
    Conductor:  Silvio Varviso
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Opera Orchestra
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  • 19.
    Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Jürgens, Camerata Accademica Hamburg
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 447703 Release Date: 05/30/1996   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi
    Performer:  Nigel Rogers,  Anna Reynolds,  Emilia Petrescu,  James Bowman  ... 
    Conductor:  Jürgen Jürgens
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburg Camerata Academica
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