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Peter Pears
Birth: Jun. 22, 1910
Death: Apr. 3, 1986

Opera Singer. He was born in Farnham in Surrey. He was educated at Lancing School in Sussex, at Hertford College in Oxford, where he was an organ scholar, and at the Royal College of Music. In 1936, he met Benjamin Britten ; the following year, they gave their first concert together (Pears singing, Britten on piano) at Balliol College in Oxford, to support the Government in the Spanish Civil War. From 1939 to 1942, the two men lived in the United States and in Canada. On their return, Peter Pears made his opera debut, in "The Tales of Hoffmann". He went on to take the principal tenor roles in all of Britten's operas. In 1946, they founded the English Opera Group and, the following year, they inaugurated the Aldeburgh Festival. They are buried next to each other in Aldeburgh churchyard, and Imogen Holst lies just behind them. (bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) 
 
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St Peter and St Paul Churchyard
Aldeburgh
Suffolk Coastal District
Suffolk, England
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
Record added: Oct 06, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6826915
Peter Pears
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Peter Pears
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Peter Pears
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- David Wend
 Added: Jun. 23, 2014

- Vicky
 Added: May. 8, 2014
Remembering you today! Thank you for all of the wonderful talent you gave the world, you are truly missed! Bright Blessings, William
- william bondar
 Added: Apr. 3, 2014
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