Soprano Sarah Leonard is a respected singer of twentieth hundred years and modern music. She received her early schooling on the Guildhall College of Music and Play, London, and she became a member of the BBC Performers as well as the Endymion Outfit. In 1988 she performed the function of Drusilla in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea under Richard Hickox on Virgin — among her few recordings of repertory functions. She has proved helpful extensively using the Hilliard Outfit as well as the Michael Nyman Music group, and, from 1994, with pianist Malcolm Martineau on his series, “A HUNDRED YEARS of English Melody,” that was released in a number of volumes over the Somm label. In 1997 she sang the premiere of Helmut Lachenmann’s Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern, a function she later documented on Kairos. Leonard in addition has appeared using the Outfit Contemporary, Klangforum Wien, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the London Symphony, as well as the SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA Symphony. Her various other recordings consist of music of Luigi Nono, György Ligeti, Kurt Weill, and Howard Skempton.
Full Name S. Leonard
Date Of Birth April 10, 1953
Profession Opera Singer
Music Songs O Domina Nostra, op. 55, Dweller in My Deathless Dreams, Sarah Was Ninety Years Old, 3 Songs of William Blake, Op. 20: No. 1. Dream Valley, English Lyrics, Set 1 : English Lyrics, Set 1: No. 1. My True Love Hath my Heart, English Lyrics, Set 5 : English Lyrics, Set 5: No. 3. Crabbed age and youth, Fish in the unruffled lakes, 6 Songs, Op. 25: No. 3. An Old Carol, My true love hath my heart, English Lyrics, Set 1 : English Lyrics, Set 1: No. 2. Good-night, 7 Sappho Songs: No. 2. I Shall Be Ever Maiden, Love in Springtime : Love in Springtime: Young Love Lies Sleeping, Take, O take those lips away, I will go with my father a-ploughing, A Third Volume of 10 Songs: No. 5. Ploughman Singing, English Lyrics, Set 9: No. 5. Armida's garden, The Calico Dress, 3 Facade Settings: No. 1. Daphne, Shepherd's cradle song, English Lyrics, Set 9: No. 6. The Maiden, The Heart's Assurance: No. 5. Remember you lovers, 3 Songs, Op. 15 : 3 Songs, Op. 15: No. 2. Amaryllis at the fountain, Debussy/Syrinx, The Heart's Assurance: No. 1. Song, Lillygay: No. 2. Johnny wi' the Tye, Lillygay: No. 1. The Distracted Maid, Michael Nyman/Full Fathom Five, On This Island, Op. 11: No. 2. Now the leaves are falling fast, Lillygay: No. 3. The Shoemaker, 6 Songs, Op. 25: No. 4. Arab Love Song, Lillygay: No. 5. Rantum Tantum, On This Island, Op. 11: No. 4. Nocturne
Albums A Century of English Song, Vol. 3, A Century of English Song, Vol. 1, A Century of English Song, Vol. 2, Dweller in My Deathless Dreams - An Anthology of Twentieth Century English Song, J. Harvey - One Evening, Górecki: O Domina Nostra / Satie / Milhaud / Bryars
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