Alberto REMEDIOS (1935-2016)

Alberto Remedios
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THIS IS YOUR LIFE - Alberto Remedios, operatic tenor, was surprised by Eamonn Andrews outside the Coliseum in London.


Alberto was born in Liverpool and began his working life as a shipyard welder, but went on to study singing at the Royal College of Music. He sang a wide variety of roles with the Sadler's Wells Opera - the forerunner of English National Opera - including Alfredo in La Traviata, Samson in Saint-Saëns' Samson and Delilah, and Max in Der Freischütz.


He is best known for his performances in Wagner, especially as Siegfried in the production of The Ring – he was the first English tenor to sing the role at Covent Garden since Walter Widdop in the 1930s.


“Not me no, it can’t be!”

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programme details...

  • Edition No: 426
  • Subject No: 423
  • Broadcast: Wed 28 Jan 1976
  • Broadcast time: 7-7.30pm
  • Recorded: Wed 10 Dec 1975
  • Venue:
  • Series: 16
  • Edition: 12
  • Code name: Quaver

on the guest list...

  • Judy - wife
  • Tonina - daughter
  • Richard - son
  • Antony - son
  • Ida - mother
  • Albert - father
  • Antonia - sister
  • Ramon - brother
  • Henrico - cousin
  • Jimmy Bell
  • Edwin Francis
  • Ava June
  • James Johnston
  • Eva Turner
  • Chorus of the English National Opera company
  • Filmed tributes:
  • Joan Sutherland
  • Claudina - aunt
  • Rita Hunter
  • Bill Shankly
  • Emlyn Hughes
  • Kevin Keegan

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production team...

  • Researcher: Maurice Leonard
  • Writer: John Sandilands
  • Director: Mike Dormer
  • Producer: Jack Crawshaw
names listed in bold indicate subjects of This Is Your Life
Series 16: Ronnie Dukes > Ray Milland > Mike Hailwood > Frank Windsor > Magnus Pyke > Bill Tidy > Gladys Mills > Andy Stewart > Windsor Davies > Ray Reardon > Patrick Mower > Alberto Remedios > Susan Masham > Betty Driver > Henry "Shrimp" Davies > Gwen Berryman > Vince Hill > Arnold Ridley > Beryl Reid > Alan Mullery > Percy Thrower > Gareth Edwards > June Whitfield > Terry Fincher > Richard Dunn > Norman Croucher