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Lynne Dawson

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Followers from the British operatic scene have got known the name and performing of Lynne Dawson because the 1980s. Her renown became almost general in 1997 when she performed on the funeral of Britain’s Princess Diana, and since that time she’s projected the superstar quality essential to propel her profession forward. Her house was the wealthy farming nation of Yorkshire in North Britain, where she was created in 1958 within a hospital close to the historical York Minster cathedral. She was raised on a plantation within the Vale of York, and even though she sang as a woman, she was far better known for sports activities. She won a location on the group representing the town of York in hockey and squash. Dawson acquired a particular aptitude for dialects and examined French, German, Italian, German, Italian, and Russian being a university or college college student. She sang just as a spare time activity, but was selected to sing the business lead in college opera productions. After graduation she worked well for the company of Rowntrees in York (right now a department of Nestlé) as an interpreter and translator. She also became a member of the Chapter Home chorus at York Minster, and quickly was performing a lot of the single parts. Chorus expert and composer/conductor Andrew Carter observed her capabilities and urged Dawson to look at a performing profession. She remaining York for London and signed up for the Guildhall College of Music and Theatre, among Britain’s most prominent conservatories. Verification that she experienced made a good choice came once the Deller Consort, a respected professional early music vocal ensemble, asked her to become listed on while she was still in her 1st year. Thus, for any mainstream opera number, her performing profession developed within an uncommon direction. She started in early music as an associate from the Hilliard Outfit, dealing with such market leaders from the period-instruments motion as Roger Norrington, John Eliot Gardiner, and Trevor Pinnock in concert before broadening in to the regular worldwide opera repertory. Dawson’s operatic debut is at the starring part from the Governess in Benjamin Britten’s The Change of the Screw in 1982. She 1st sang in Vienna in 1983, in the 1988 Salzburg Event, at La Scala in 1990, as well as the Berlin Staatsoper in 1991. She sings a lyric soprano repertory. The operas where she has made an appearance consist of Monteverdi’s Orfeo, Handel’s Cleopatra e Cesare, and Ariodante, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Gluck’s Iphigénie in Aulide and Orfeo et Eurydice; she actually is popular for the Mozart elements of Fiordiligi (Così lover tutte), the Countess (Relationship of Figaro), Constanze (Entführung aus dem Serail), Pamina (The Magic Flute), Elettra (Idomeneo), and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni); she’s sung Norina in Don Pasquale, and Amenaide in Rossini’s Tancredi. She required a leading part in American composer Elliott Carter’s opera What Following? in the Berlin Staatsoper. Dawson can be an energetic concert and recital vocalist, with a good reputation within the Handel oratorios: Saul, Alexander Balus, Jephtha, Hercules. She sings the Bach B minimal Mass, Mozart’s C main Mass and Requiem, Beethoven’s Ninth. Further afield, she’s also performed Mahler’s Second, Brahms’ Requiem, Ravel’s Shéhérazade, Britten’s Les illuminations, and music of Othmar Schoeck. She’s appeared over the main concert, celebration, and operatic levels of European countries (including multiple performances in the favorite BBC Henry Woods Proms concerts) with Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. In 1997 she was asked to sing on the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, a wedding ceremony telecast for an market of billions; she performed area of the Libera Me from Verdi’s Requiem. Dawson shows up on over 60 compact disk produces, including four from the extremely acclaimed full Schubert music series on Hyperion as well as the award-winning SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA Symphony documenting of Orff’s Carmina Burana under conductor Herbert Blomstedt. She lives in Britain with her spouse, Simon Jones.

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Full Name Lynne Dawson
Profession Teacher, Singer
Education Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Nationality British
Music Songs There Were Shepherds Abiding in the Field, Faust et Hélène, Passio Domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem, Libera me, Villanelle des petits canards, Stabat Mater, 7 Melodies, Op. 2: No. 6. Hebe, L'Orfeo: Prologo. "Dal mio Permesso", G. F. Händel: Ottone, Re Di Germania /Affanni del pensier, Messiah, HWV 56, Pt. II: 30. Air. Behold, and See If There Be Any Sorrow, G. F. Händel: Amadigi Di Gaula /Destero dall'empia dite, Messiah, HWV 56: "Rejoice greatly, o daugther of zion", G. F. Händel: Solomon /Thy Sentence, Great King, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, Act I Scene 1: "O What a Wonderful Evening", Handel: Messiah - First version of 1752; edited by Donald Burrows - Part 3 - 43. Air: I know that my Redeemer liveth, G. F. Händel: Solomon /Can I See My Infant Gor'd, G. F. Händel: Terpsicore /Chaconne In A Major, G. F. Händel: Arianna In Creta /Son qual stanco, Laudate pueri in G Major, RV 601: IV. Excelsus super omnes, Hide not thy anguish, WoO 155/16, Vesperae de Domenica K321: Laudate Dominum, Beethoven: Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 - "Choral" - 4. - Allegro assai -, Handel: Jephtha, HWV 70 / Act 2 - "Happy they! this vital breath", G. F. Händel: Giulio Cesare In Egitto /V'adoro, pupille, Banalites: No. 2. Hotel, Handel: Jephtha, HWV 70 / Act 2 - "Welcome as the cheerful light", Sweet Richard, WoO 155/18, Handel: Ariodante HWV 33 / Act 1 - "Vezzi, lusinghe, e brio", Le rossignol des lilas, Messiah, HWV 56, Pt. I: 13. Pifa, Lieder nach Gedichten von Lehnau, Hebbel, Dehmel und Spitteler, Op. 24a: No. 1, Lenz, G. F. Händel: Ariodante /Volante amori
Albums Dido & Aeneas, Dido and Aeneas, My Personal Handel Collection, Messe H-Moll, BWV 232, The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Volume 36: An 1827 Schubertiad, Purcell: Dido & Aeneas, Cleopatra & Cesare (Concerto Köln feat. conductor: René Jacobs), A Midsummer Night's Dream (The Peter Hall Company, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra feat. dir: Jeffrey Tate), Handel: Chandos Anthems, Vol. 1, Handel: Jeptha (3 CDs), Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Choral Symphony / Choral Fantasia, Musing on the Ocean, Brahms - Ein Deutsches Requiem, Rubbra: Symphony No. 9, "Sinfonia Sacra" / The Morning Watch, J.S. Bach: Secular Cantatas Nos. 208 & 215, Orff: Carmina Burana, Handel: Messiah, Handel: Chandos Anthems, Vol. 2, Haydn, J.: Schopfung (Die) (The Creation), Bach: Mass in B Minor, BWV 232, Handel: Saul, Handel: Chandos Anthems, Vol. 4, Mozart: Zaide, German Requiem, Gluck : Iphigénie en Aulide [Highlights] - Apex, Vivaldi: Laudate Pueri / Nisi Dominus, Myrthen/Lieder Und Gesänge/Die Löwenbraut
Movies Messiah


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Queen 2006 performer: "Libera me" from "Requiem"
England, My England 1995 performer: "King Arthur: Fairest Isle", "King Arthur: Upon a quiet conscience Close thine eyes and sleep secure"

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Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The fairy queen (La reine des fées) 1989 TV Movie Singer, soprano

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Self

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Messiah 1999 Documentary Solistes - soprano
Messiah 1993 TV Movie Herself - Soprano

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