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Jerry Hadley (June 16, 1952July 18, 2007) was an American operatic tenor, who was a protegé of famous soprano Dame Joan Sutherland and her husband, conductor Richard Bonynge. He received three Grammy awards for his vocal peformances in the recordings of Jenufa (2004 Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording), Susannah (1995 Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording, and Candide (1992 Grammy Award for Best Classical Album). is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... For other uses, see Opera (disambiguation). ... This article is about Tenor vocalists in music. ... Mentoring refers to a developmental relationship between a more experienced mentor and a less experienced partner referred to as a mentee or protégé. Usually - but not necessarily - the mentor/protégé pair will be of the same sex. ... This article is about the singing voice part. ... Dame Joan Sutherland OM, AC, DBE (born November 7, 1926) is an Australian dramatic coloratura soprano noted for her contribution to the bel canto revival of the 1950s and 1960s. ... A conductor conducting at a ceremony A conductors score and batons Conducting is the act of directing a musical performance by way of visible gestures. ... Richard Bonynge (born September 29, 1930) is an Australian conductor. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... The Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording has been awarded since 1961. ... Suannah an opera by American opera composer Carlisle Floyd (b. ... The Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording has been awarded since 1961. ... For the Bernstein operetta based on the book, see Candide (operetta). ... The Grammy Award for Best Classical Album has been awarded since 1962. ...

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Early life and career

He was raised in Manlius, Illinois, and attended Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, as well as earning his masters degree in voice at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While at Bradley University, he was a member of the Delta Nu chapter of Phi Mu Alpha, a men's music fraternity. After study in his native Illinois and roles in American regional companies, Hadley was snapped up by Beverly Sills, who had heard him in the National Opera Institute auditions in 1978 and offered him a New York City Opera contract on the spot. He commenced vocal training with vocal teacher Dr. Thomas Lo Monaco in 1978. Manlius is a village located in Bureau County, Illinois. ... Bradley University is a private, co-educational university located in Peoria, Illinois ( , , ). It is a medium sized institution with an enrollment of approximately 6,100 undergraduate and postgraduate students. ... : See how it plays in Peoria United States Illinois Peoria 46. ... A Corner of Main Quad The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, U of I, or simply Illinois), is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious campus in the University of Illinois system. ... The ΦΜΑ Sinfonia (usually referred to as Sinfonia rather than ΦΜΑ) is a collegiate social fraternity for men of musicianly character. ... Beverly Sills (May 25, 1929 – July 2, 2007), born Belle Miriam Silverman, was perhaps the best-known American opera singer in the 1960s and 1970s. ...


Jerry Hadley first studied to become a conductor but after four years turned to singing. His early years as a singer were spent in regional opera houses in the U.S. He then became a regular member of the roster of the New York City Opera after his debut as Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor. The New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, seen from Lincoln Center Plaza New York State Theater The New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, interior, as seen from the stage The New York City Opera (NYCO) is based in Philip Johnsons New York State Theater at Lincoln Center. ... Lucia di Lammermoor is a dramma tragico, or opera, in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti. ...


Success as an opera singer

In 1982 he made his first appearance at the Vienna State Opera as Nemorino in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore. He frequently performed at the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Hamburg State Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the San Francisco Opera, the San Diego Opera and the Glyndebourne, Aix-en-Provence and Salzburg festivals. Vienna State Opera (German: Wiener Staatsoper), located in Vienna, Austria, is one of the most important opera companies in Europe. ... Categories: People stubs | 1797 births | 1848 deaths | Opera composers | Romantic composers | Italian composers | People born in Bergamo, Italy ... Lelisir damore (The Elixir of Love) is a comic opera in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti to an Italian libretto by Felice Romani, based on Eugène Scribes Le Philtre. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, the lead section of this article may need to be expanded. ... The Teatro alla Scala in Milan, by night. ... The Floral Hall of the Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House is a performing arts venue in London. ... Deutsche Oper Berlin The Deutsche Oper Berlin is an opera house located in Berlin, Germany (in what was formerly West Berlin). ... The Hamburg State Opera (in German: Hamburgische Staatsoper) is one of the leading opera companies in Germany. ... Exterior of the Civic Opera House Lyric Opera of Chicago is one of the leading opera companies in the United States. ... The San Francisco War Memorial Opera House San Francisco Opera (SFO) is the second largest opera company in North America. ... The San Diego Opera (SDO) is an opera company located in the city of San Diego, California. ... Glyndebourne is a country house near Lewes in East Sussex, England. ... The Festival DAix-en-Provence takes place throughout July each year. ... The Salzburg Festival (Salzburger Festspiele) is a prominent festival of music and drama. ...


He was known for his interpretations of lyric tenor opera roles as well as his performances of Broadway musicals, operetta, and popular music. One of his best-selling recordings was the EMI three-CD recording of the complete score of Show Boat, conducted by John McGlinn. Hadley sang the role of Gaylord Ravenal. Operetta is a genre of light opera, light in terms both of music and subject matter. ... For other uses, see EMI (disambiguation). ... For films based on the musical, see Show Boat (film). ... Gaylord Ravenal is the leading male character in both Edna Ferbers novel Show Boat and in the famous Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein II musical play of the same name, based on the novel. ...


He sang the tenor roles of the bel canto repertory (Il Barbiere di Siviglia, L'elisir d'amore, Anna Bolena, La bohème, Lucia di Lammermoor) as well as Mozart (Così fan tutte, Don Giovanni, Die Zauberflöte, La clemenza di Tito) and the French Romantics (Les contes d'Hoffmann, Faust, Werther, Manon). The term Bel Canto may refer to: Belcanto, a vocal technique; or Bel Canto, a novel by Ann Patchett. ... The Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia) is an opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini with a libretto (based on Beaumarchaiss comedy Le Barbier de Séville) by Cesare Sterbini. ... Lelisir damore (The Elixir of Love) is a comic opera in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti to an Italian libretto by Felice Romani, based on Eugène Scribes Le Philtre. ... Maria Callas as Anna Bolena Anna Bolena is an Italian opera by Gaetano Donizetti. ... For other uses, see La bohème (disambiguation). ... Lucia di Lammermoor is a dramma tragico, or opera, in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti. ... “Mozart” redirects here. ... Così fan tutte, ossia La scuola degli amanti (Thus Do They [f. ... Don Giovanni (K.527; complete title: Il dissoluto punito, ossia il Don Giovanni, literally The Rake Punishd, or Don Giovanni) is an opera in two acts with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte. ... Die Zauberflöte, K. 620, (en: The Magic Flute) is an opera in two acts composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. ... La clemenza di Tito (The Clemency of Titus), K. 621, was an opera seria written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. ... Les contes dHoffmann (Tales of Hoffmann) is an opera by Jacques Offenbach. ... Faust is an opera in five acts by Charles Gounod to a French libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré from Carrés play Faust et Marguerite, in turn loosely based on Goethes Faust, Part I. It debuted at the Théatre-Lyrique in Paris on March 19, 1859. ... Werther is an opera in four acts by Jules Massenet to a French libretto by Édouard Blau, based on the novel The Sorrows of Young Werther by Goethe. ... Manon is an opera in five acts by Jules Massenet to a French libretto by Henri Meilhac and Philippe Gille, based on L’histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut by Abbé Prévost. ...


He sang the role of Tom Rakewell in Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress for much of his career, first performing it while a graduate student at the University of Illinois. Hadley created the role of Don Luis de Carvajal y de la Cueva, in Myron Fink's 1997 opera, The Conquistador[1][2], and the title role in John Harbison's 1999 The Great Gatsby, based on the novel of the same name. He created the tenor lead role in Sir Paul McCartney's Liverpool Oratorio. Igor Stravinsky. ... The Rakes Progress is an English opera in three acts and an epilogue by Igor Stravinsky. ... John Harbison John Harris Harbison (born December 20, 1938 in Orange, New Jersey) is a composer, best known for his operas and large choral works. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ... Paul McCartneys Liverpool Oratorio is Paul McCartneys first official foray into classical music and was released in 1991. ...


In the early 1990s, Hadley appeared on The Symphonic Procol Harum, an album of reinterpretations of the music of the classic rock group featuring past and present members of the band, augmented by orchestra and guest vocalists; Hadley's contribution was a stirring vocal interpretation of the Procol Harum classic, Grand Hotel. Procol Harum is an English rock band, formed in the 1960s, who built a heavy foundation for what would become progressive rock. ...


In 1996, Jerry Hadley commissioned the composer Daniel Steven Crafts to create music for selected poems by Carl Sandburg. The work, The Song and The Slogan, premiered in 2000 at the University of Illinois, and was made into a PBS video, which won an Emmy Award for Best Musical Performance by the Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Among the performers in the premiere were University professors and musicians with whom he had worked while a student, including pianist Eric Dahlheim, conductor Paul Vermel, and cellist Barbara Hedlund. Daniel Steven Crafts (born September 22, 1949, in Detroit, Michigan) is an American composer. ... For the passenger train service, see Carl Sandburg (Amtrak). ... The Song & the Slogan is a musical interpretation of Carl Sandburg’s 1918 prose poem “Prairie” with excerpts from other Sandburg works. ... An Emmy Award. ... The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences or NATAS is branch of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences based in New York City. ...


He also sang the lead role in Weill's Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny. With Richard Bonynge, he made many recordings in the bel canto genre, and Leonard Bernstein selected him to sing the title role in a complete recording of his operetta Candide (which Bernstein himself conducted). It was one of the conductor's very last projects. The performance was also filmed for television. Kurt Julian Weill (March 2, 1900 – April 3, 1950), born in Dessau, Germany and died in New York City, was a German and in his later years, a German-American composer active from the 1920s until his death. ... Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny) is a political-satirical opera composed by Kurt Weill to a German libretto by Bertolt Brecht. ... The term Bel Canto may refer to: Belcanto, a vocal technique; or Bel Canto, a novel by Ann Patchett. ... Leonard Bernstein in 1971 Leonard Bernstein (IPA pronunciation: )[1] (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American conductor, composer, and pianist. ... Operetta is a genre of light opera, light in terms both of music and subject matter. ... Candide is a comic operetta by Leonard Bernstein, based on the novella of the same name by Voltaire. ...


As a recitalist, he gave concerts in Europe and the United States, and his performances regularly featured American music. He performed frequently with the American conductor-pianist Alexander Frey, and at the time of Mr. Hadley's death they were planning to record two new solo compact discs of song repertoire of Austria and Hollywood. Jerry Hadley also performed frequently with pianist Eric Dalheim. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Jerry Hadley's last operatic performances were in May 2007 in Brisbane, Australia as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with Opera Queensland. In an interview with the The Queensland Courier-Mail Hadley commented on his return to the stage after a self-imposed exile following his divorce from pianist Cheryll Drake Hadley in 2002. "A wounded bird cannot sing. It was tough. It was emotionally distressing and it goes straight to the throat. So I took some time off and sat in the quiet for a while. I never really understood how inseparable was the journey of the spirit and the journey of singing and making music. For the first time in my life I couldn't see a way forward. But I came out on the other side of it with a deeper appreciation of what a great gift and great opportunities God has given me." [3] For other uses, see Brisbane (disambiguation). ... Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly) is an opera in three acts (originally two acts) by Giacomo Puccini, with an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. ... Opera Queensland is an opera company based in Brisbane, Queensland. ...


Death

On July 10, 2007, Hadley suffered brain damage after apparently shooting himself in the head with an air rifle at his home in Clinton Corners, New York. [4] His female partner heard the shot and called 911.[5] He was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie, New York, had CAT scans as well as X-rays that showed severe brain injury, and was put on life support.[6] is the 191st day of the year (192nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Air guns are weapons that propel a bullet using compressed air or another gas, possibly liquefied. ... Clinton is a town in Dutchess County, New York, USA. The population was 4,010 at the 2000 census. ... Poughkeepsie is a town located in Dutchess County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 42,777. ...


On July 16, 2007, Hadley was taken off life support. Family friend and spokeswoman Celia Novo remarked, "The hospital is just making him comfortable at this point, so his passing could be at any time".[7] He died two days later on July 18.[8] is the 197th day of the year (198th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


References

  1. ^ The Conquistador, opera in three acts. Retrieved on July 19, 2007
  2. ^ Jerry Hadley: Creating the role of The Conquistador. Retrieved on July 19, 2007
  3. ^ 'Opera makes a flutter', The Queensland Courier-Mail, May 12, 2007. Retrieved on 21 July 2007.
  4. ^ In the months prior to his death he had been suffering from vocal and financial problems and was under treatment for depression. In May 2006, he was arrested in Manhattan for intent to drive while intoxicated, but the charges were eventually dropped. (Los Angeles Times, July 19, 2007; Peoria Star-Journal, July 16, 2007; New York Times, 23 February 2007)
  5. ^ Tenor Is Gravely Injured After Shooting Himself, Police Say By Daniel J. Wakin, The New York Times Published: July 12, 2007. Accessed July 13, 2007
  6. ^ Hadley remains in extremely grave condition from Associated Press July 13, 2007, 5:37 PM EDT. Accessed July 14, 2007
  7. ^ Tenor Jerry Hadley taken off life support. MSNBC (2007-07-16). Retrieved on 2007-07-17.
  8. ^ Tenor Jerry Hadley dead at 55 wandtv.com. Retrieved on 2007 July 18.

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  • Kimmelman, Michael, 'A Singer Finds His Creative Range', The New York Times, August 14, 1987. Retrieved via subscription July 21, 2007.
  • Kosman, Joshua, 'Tenor's persona electrified stage', San Francisco Chronicle, July 19, 2007. Retrieved, July 21, 2007.
  • Kozinn, Allan, 'Jerry Hadley - A Thoughtful Tenor', The New York Times, July 20, 1986. Retrieved via subscription July 21, 2007.
  • Lueck, Thomas, 'Opera Singer’s D.W.I. Case Dropped', The New York Times, February 23, 2007. Retrieved via subscription July 21, 2007.
  • Merli, Melissa, 'Performer dies after 2 days off life support', Illinois News-Gazette, July 19, 2007. Retrieved July 21, 2007.
  • Panetta, Gary, 'Celebrated tenor and central Illinois native taken off life support', Peoria Star Journal, July 16, 2007. Retrieved July 21, 2007.
  • Pasles, Chris, 'Jerry Hadley, 55; one of the most versatile and important U.S. opera singers', Los Angeles Times, July 19, 2007. Retrieved July 21, 2007.

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