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Deborah York

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Voice: Soprano
Nationality: English
Year of Birth: 1964

About Deborah York:

Deborah York (born 1964 in Sheffield) is a classical soprano in concert and opera, teacher and conductor living in Berlin since 1996. She has British and German nationality.

York studied piano from the age of 6 with Avis Benn and studied singing from the age of 9 with Greta Rawson in Sheffield. Whilst at Aston Comprehensive School she studied percussion with Len Addy, playing in Rotherham Youth Orchestra and Killamarsh Silver Band. At the age of 16 she began singing lessons with Jean Allister in Leeds. She studied musicology at the University of Manchester, graduating with a First Class Honours Degree. She then went on to study singing for 1 year in London at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Laura Sarti, after which she worked privately with Janice Chapman in London.

Her operatic career began with Mozart, singing Servilia for Glyndebourne Touring Opera and Barbarina at Covent Garden under Bernard Haitink. She then sang Donizetti at Covent Garden and for the Glyndebourne Festival Opera she premiered the role of Mirror in Harrison Birtwistle’s The Second Mrs Kong. She has appeared regularly at the Berlin State Opera and Bavarian State Opera. Her portrait of Anne Truelove in Stravinsky’s The Rake's Progress , recorded for Deutsche Grammophon with the London Symphony Orchestra and John Eliot Gardiner, was awarded a Grammy Award. Her recording of Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream with Claudio Abbado and the Berlin Philharmonic, The Last Concert, won the International Classical Music Award best orchestral category 2017.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Lascia ch'io pianga Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rinaldo
2Il dolce suono Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lucia
3Son nata a lagrimar Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.20

Type: duetVoice: cA SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cornelia/Sesto
4Piangero la sorte mia Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 3.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra
5O luce di quest'anima Popularity:

Opera: Linda di ChamounixComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.10

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Linda
6E pur cosi in un giorno Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 3.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra
7No word from Tom Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 1.19-1

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Anne Trulove
8Ah! tardai troppo Popularity:

Opera: Linda di ChamounixComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.09

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Linda
9Behold upon my bending spear Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 2.12

Type: duetVoice: T/Br Mz/SLanguage: English

Roles: Aeneas/Dido
10The Queen of Carthage Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 2.03

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles: Sorceress
11Thanks to these lonesome vales Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 2.10

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Belinda
12Caro bella piu amabile belta Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 3.16

Type: duetVoice: S cA/Mz/cTLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra/Cesare
13Ruin'd ere the set of sun Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles: Sorceress
14Ahi, vista troppo dolce Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 4.10

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Euridice
15Whence could so much virtue spring Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 1.06

Type: duetVoice: Mz/S SLanguage: English

Roles: Dido/Belinda
16Gently little boat Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 3.23

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Anne Trulove
17I go I go to him Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 1.21

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Anne Trulove
18But ere we this perform Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 2.06

Type: duetVoice: Mz MzLanguage: English

Roles: First Witch/Second Witch
19The woods are green Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 1.01

Type: duet,trioVoice: S T BLanguage: English

Roles: Anne Trulove/Tom Rakewell/Father Trulove
20Our next motion Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 3.04

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles: Sorceress
21Could it then have been known Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 2.11

Type: trioVoice: S T MzLanguage: English

Roles: Anne Trulove/Tom Rakewell/Baba the Turk
22See see the flags Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 3.03

Type: duetVoice: Mz MzLanguage: English

Roles: Sorceress/First Witch
23Good people, just a moment Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 3.28

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Anne Trulove/Tom Rakewell/Father Trulove/Nick Shadow
24Anne, my dear Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 3.24

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: English

Roles: Father Trulove/Anne Trulove
25Anne, my dear Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: T S BLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell/Anne Trulove/Father Trulove
26I wished but once! Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 1.06

Type: quartetVoice: S T Br/B BLanguage: English

Roles: Anne Trulove/Tom Rakewell/Nick Shadow/Father Trulove
27How strange Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 2.08

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Anne Trulove
28Haste haste to town Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 2.13

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Belinda
29Anne! Here! Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 2.09

Type: duetVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Anne Trulove
30Every wearied body Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 3.25

Type: duetVoice: B SLanguage: English

Roles: Father Trulove/Anne Trulove
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