Richard Thomas Gill

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Date of Birth: 11/30/1927

Age: 82

Place of birth: Long Branch

Citizenship: United States

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Richard was born in Long Branch, New Jersey (Long Branch, New Jersey). Formal vocal education Gill never received - which, however, did not prevent him first go to the local church choir, and then another and begin to play the clarinet.

In 16 years, Richard went to Harvard, where he sang in the local music club. He interrupted his studies Gill served in the US Army - Richard had gone there voluntarily, because he thought that the homeland needs his help in military operations in Japan. After serving put, Gill returned to Harvard; study his he completed in 1948.

A while Richard studied philosophy at Oxford (University of Oxford), and then returned to Harvard - and was promoted to assistant dean.

In 1956, Gill received a PhD in Economics.

For almost ten years, Richard led the work of the course Economics 1 - has become the most popular in the future of alternative courses for the whole history of Harvard. Parallel Gill led economic development courses, public policy and economics - both for students and for graduate students.

Gill was a member of a number of university committees - like the Committee on Educational Policy (Committee on Educational Policy), the Administrative Council (Administrative Board), the fund Kimball (Kimball Fund), introductory-scholarship committee (Committee on Admissions and Scholarships) and fund programs Ford (Ford Faculty Fellowship Program). Richard was also one of the authors of a massive report on the reform of the educational program at Harvard and the author of the only article of the Harvard awards and educational projects.

In 1971, Richard left Harvard and dramatically changed jobs - returning to a slightly forgotten already singing. As an opera singer Gill played for almost 15 years; He made his debut on the stage of the City Opera of New York (New York City Opera). Among the most successful roles Richard should mention Sarastro from `The Magic Flute` ( `The Magic Flute`), Enrico of `Anne Boleyn` ( `Anna Bolena`), Sir George from `The Puritans `(` I Puritani `), Seneca from` Poppaea `(` Poppea `), Collin from` La Boheme `(` La boheme `) and Pognera from` Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg `(` Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg `).

In 1973, Gill got to scaffolding Metropolitan Opera; where he played from Pimen `Boris Godunov`, father of Lorenzo `Romeo and Juliet` ( `Romeo et Juliette`), Timur in Turandot `` ( `Turandot`), Jeroen from `` The Siege of Corinth ( `Siege of Corinth`) and Commander of `Don Zhuan` (` Don Giovanni`).

Richard has worked with a number of major opera companies; he was invited to Chicago (Chicago), and Houston (Houston), Dallas (Dallas) and Boston (Boston), Washington (Washington, DC) and Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh), Caracas (Caracas) and Toronto (Toronto), Edinburgh (Edinburgh) and Amsterdam (Amsterdam). Several times Gill spoke at the premiere performances - like `Satyagraha` (` Satyagraha`) Philip Glass (Philip Glass).

Operas musical activity Richard not exhaustive - he often appeared as a soloist with a number of symphony orchestras, mostly American.

When she was a singer Gill managed to enter the Board of Governors, and later to become the first vice president of the American Guild of Musicians (American Guild of Musical Artists) - the union of opera singers, stage directors and ballet dancers.

Gill died on October 25 of 2010, of heart failure.