Jean (Tenor) Cox

Jean (Tenor) Cox

born on 16/1/1922 in Gadsden, AL, United States

died on 24/6/2012 in Bayreuth, Bayern, Germany

Jean Cox

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Jean Cox (January 16, 1922  June 24, 2012) was an American tenor.[1]

Early years

Cox was born in Gadsden, Alabama. He served in the United States Air Force during World War II as a pilot. He studied singing with Marie Sundelius at the New England Conservatory.

Opera career

He made his Bayreuth debut as the Steersman in The Flying Dutchman in 1956. He subsequently sang the heavier roles there in many seasons from 1967 until 1984, mainly Siegfried in Siegfried and Götterdämmerung. His international career extended mostly to Europe. He is known for Heldentenor roles including Siegfried, Tristan, Walther, Lohengrin, and Tannhäuser. He also sang Otello in Verdi's opera.

Personal life and later years

Cox was married to singer Anna Reynolds. He died on June 24, 2012, in Bayreuth, aged 90.


  1. "Jean Cox", biography and Bayreuth performances (German). Bayreuth Festival. Retrieved on 26 June 2012.

External links

  • Interview with Jean Cox by Bruce Duffie, March 13, 1988. (Portion originally published in Wagner News in January, 1992)
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