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Felicity Lott


British soprano Felicity Lott started her musical research within the violin and piano, but she didn’t entertain the thought of a musical career until following completing a qualification in French in the Royal Holloway University. Having studied tone of voice during university, she auditioned for the Royal Academy of Music and spent another four years there. Her debut arrived in London as Seleuce in Handel’s Tolomeo, but she 1st came to general public interest in 1975 when she stepped in as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte in the British Country wide Opera, where she also sang Natasha in Prokofiev’s Battle and Serenity and Roxane in Szymanowski’s Ruler Roger. In 1976 in the Royal Opera, Covent Backyard, she continuing this thread of contemporary opera in Henze’s We Arrive to the River and Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Desire. The following yr, she sang Anne Trulove within the Rake’s Improvement at Glyndebourne and Jennifer in Tippett’s The Midsummer Relationship in the Welsh Country wide Opera. Maybe even even more important was performing the Countess in Strauss’ Capriccio for the Glyndebourne Touring Organization; this is the to begin many Strauss tasks she was to create her personal. Lott also undertook tasks from the typical repertory, including Poppea in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro, Fiordiligi in Così lover tutte, and Xiphares in Mitridate, rè di Ponto. She experienced great achievement in French opera, specifically as Charpentier’s Louise, Blanche in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmelites and the girl in La voix humaine. She ultimately added even more Strauss tasks to her repertoire, including both Octavian as well as the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier, Christine in Intermezzo and Arabella. She’s sung at every one of the major opera homes all over the world, including Lyric Opera of Chicago, SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, the Metropolitan, Hamburg, Dresden, Vienna, Paris Opera, and Munich. Her Mozart assignments have continued to be central in her executing schedule. Lott can be very active being a recitalist. She actually is among the primary members from the Songmaker’s Almanac, an organization developed by pianist Graham Johnson to explore every area of song books. She and Richard Jackson have already been admired because of their shows of Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch. She actually is also popular on her behalf interpretations from the music of Francis Poulenc and it has recorded almost all from the music appropriate for feminine voice. Her shows of Schumann’s Frauenliebe und -leben and Berg’s Sieben frühe Lieder may also be extremely acclaimed. Her recital applications are unusually mixed, often include little-known pieces, and so are very much anticipated by viewers. She also shows up regularly with main orchestras all over the world. Her concert repertoire contains the next and 4th symphonies of Mahler, the oratorios of Bach, Handel, Mendelssohn, and, needless to say, the Four Last Music of Strauss. When Felicity Lott started performing, her tone of voice was a medium-sized lyric soprano with a solid lower register. As she’s matured, the tone of voice has used on darker hues which have allowed her to have the ability to fulfill every one of the needs of the fantastic Strauss operas that she actually is justly well-known. She has exceptional control of the complete powerful range and an excellent experience for the lengthy phrases of Mozart and Strauss. She actually is an excellent celebrity and is cautious to make a total personality in her shows. Through the brand new 10 years, she continued carrying out, including a 2004 appearance in Offenbach’s La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein in the Chatelet in Paris. Her later on recordings protected Schubert (2010), Elgar (2011), and Mahler (2011), amongst others. Lott is definitely married to acting professional Gabriel Woolf. She became a Commander from the English Empire in 1990 and was knighted like a Dame Commander from the English Empire in 1996.

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Full Name Felicity Lott
Profession Singer
Education Royal Academy of Music, Royal Holloway, University of London
Nationality British, English
Spouse Gabriel Woolf
Children Emily Woolf
Music Songs Martini: Plaisir d'amour, Go Not, Happy Day, Fish in the unruffled lakes, Les chemins de l'amour, Queen Mary's Song, The Shawl, So we'll go no more a'roving, W.A. Mozart / Zaide : Ruhe Zanft, Gavotte, The Sprig of Thyme, Song of a nightclub proprietress, Come you not from Newcastle?, Ca fait peur aux oiseaux, Nous voulons une petite sœur, Songs of the Countryside: V. Sweet Chance, that led my steps abroad, 8 Songs: Sigh no more, ladies, The House of Life: II. Silent Noon, 3 Belloc Songs: No. 3. My Own Country, 5 Poems of W.H. Auden, Op. 53: No. 2. O lurcher-loving collier, Je n'ai pas oublié, voisine de la ville, D'un coeur qui t'aime, 4 Duets Op. 61: Die Schwestern Op.61 No.1, 25 Irish Songs WoO 152: Sweet Power of Song WoO 152 No. 2, Liederalbum für die Jugend Op. 79: Er ist's Op.79 No.24, 12 Irish Songs WoO154: The Elfin Fairies WoO 154 No. 1, Liederalbum für die Jugend Op. 79: Schneeglöckchen Op.79 No.27, 25 Irish Songs WoO 152: English Bulls; or, The Irishman in London WoO 152 No. 12, Wasserfahrt, 4 Duets Op. 61: Die Boten der Liebe Op.61 No.4, 4 Duets Op. 61: Klosterfräulein Op.61 No.2, Lost is my quiet for ever Z502, 4 Duets Op. 61: Phänomen Op.61 No.3
Albums Peter Grimes, Favourite English Songs, Sweet Power of Song, Songs by Reynaldo Hahn, Francis Poulenc: La voix humaine, Songs by Gounod, Call Me Flott, Offenbach: La Grande Duchesse de Gerolstein, The Songs of Chausson, Strauss: Songs, My Own Country: An English Song Collection, Musique adorable!, Walton: Anon in Love / Facade Settings / A Song for the Lord (English Song, Vol. 1), Orchestral Songs, Volume 1, Ein Heldenleben / Four Last Songs, Les Illuminations / Our Hunting Fathers / Chansons Francaises (feat. soprano: Felicity Lott), Voyage à Paris: The Mélodies of Francis Poulenc, Mahler & Wagner: Rückert-Lieder, Wesendonck-Lieder, Prélude & Mort d'Isolde, Mozart: Exsultate, Jubilate and 7 Arias, Delage/Jaubert/Chausson: Mélodies, An Alpine Symphony / 4 Songs, Plum Pudding, Handel: Highlights from 'Messiah', Wolf: Morike and Goethe Songs, Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor "Resurrection", Strauss: Orchestral Songs, Vol.1, Don Quixote / Romanze in F / Ruhe, meine Seele! / Gesang der Apollopriesterin, Louise, The Complete Songs, Volume 1: Au bord de l'eau, Fallen Women And Virtuous Wives - Wigmore Hall Live, Symphonia Domestica / Till Eulenspiegel / 2 Songs, Schumann Favourite Songs, Poulenc: Mélodies Vol. 2, Charpentier - Sacred Choral Works, The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Volume 19: Songs About Flowers & Nature, Also sprach Zarathustra / Don Juan / Muttertändelei / Cäcilie, Felicity Lott s'amuse d'Offenbach à Poulenc (feat. Graham Johnson), Felicity Lott s'amuse... Auf Deutsch, Melodies sur des poemes de Victor Hugo, Strauss, R.: Orchestral Songs, Vol. 2, Fallen Women & Virtuos Wives - Songs Of Haydn, Strauss, Brahms & Wolf, The English Song Series, Volume 2: A Song for the Lord Mayor's Table / Facade Settings / Anon. In Love, Felicity Lott Sings Chausson, Ravel & Duparc, Felicity Lott Sings Schubert, Mahler: Rückert-Lieder - Wagner: Wesendonck-Lieder, Tristan & Isolde, Felicity Lott sings Favourite Schubert with Graham Johnson piano, Hommage à Francis Poulenc (feat. Graham Johnson), Britten: Serenade / 4 Chansons Francaises / Les Illuminations, Strauss: 4 Last Songs / Closing Scene From Capriccio / Orchestral Songs, Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Suite, Salome's Dance & Capriccio, Felicity Lott Sings Schumann
Nominations Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding First Achievement of the Year in Opera or Ballet
Movies Felicity Lott in Recital, La Belle Helene, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress (Glyndebourne Opera), Intermezzo (Glyndebourne Festival Opera), Mozart: The Magic Flute, The Glyndebourne Festival Opera: A Gala Evening, Dame Felicity Lott and Graham Johnson: Fallen Women and Virtuous Wives

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1 She was awarded the C.B.E. (Commander of the British Empire) in 1990. She became a British Dame in 1996.



La grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein 2004 TV Movie La Grande-Duchesse
La belle Hélène 2000 TV Movie Hélène, reine de Sparte (as Dame Felicity Lott)
Der Rosenkavalier 1994 TV Movie Marschallin
Amadeus 1984 Countess in 'The Marriage of Figaro' (singing voice, uncredited)
Intermezzo 1983/I TV Movie Christine
A Midsummer Night's Dream 1981/II TV Movie Helena
Louise 1980 TV Movie Louise
The Rake's Progress, a Fable 1979 TV Movie Anne Truelove
Mozart's The Magic Flute 1978 TV Movie Pamina
Anna Karenina 1977 TV Mini-Series Adelina Patti



Vanity Fair 1998 TV Mini-Series performer: "L'Heure Exquise"
Amadeus 1984 performer: "Le Nozze di Figaro The Marriage of Figaro, K492, Act IV, Ah Tutti Contenti" 1786 - uncredited



Felicity Lott in Recital 1995 TV Movie documentary Soprano
The Much Loved Music Show 1979 TV Series Herself - Performer

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