Peter PearsPeter 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.