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Peter Pears

Peter Neville Luard Pears (June 22 1910 - April 3 1986) was an eminent British tenor and life-long partner of the composer Benjamin Britten.

He trained at Hertford College, Oxford, where he was organ scholar, and at the Royal College of Music.

Several of Britten's works contain a main tenor role written specifically for Pears. He also sang tenor parts in such works as Johann Sebastian Bach's Passions.