Emma Kirkby

Singer details:

Voice: Soprano
Nationality: English
Year of Birth: 1949

About Emma Kirkby:

Dame Carolyn Emma Kirkby, DBE (born 26 February 1949) is an English soprano and one of the world's most renowned early music specialists. She has sung on over 100 recordings.

Her entry in The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2008) reads:

Her uncommonly pure, crystalline voice, deployed with minimal vibrato, her natural declamation, agile coloratura and her sensitivity to words have been widely admired by interpreters of early, Renaissance and Baroque music and have served as a model for many specialists in this repertory.

Kirkby was educated at Hanford School, Sherborne School for Girls in Dorset, and Somerville College, Oxford University. Her father was Geoffrey John Kirkby, a Royal Navy Officer.

She taught for many years at Dartington International Summer School, the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, as well as the Bel Canto Summer School.In 2010 she became President of Dartington Community Choir.In 1994, she was awarded an Honorary Degree (Doctor of Music) from the University of Bath.

Kirkby has made well over 100 recordings, from sequences of Hildegard of Bingen to madrigals of the Italian and English Renaissance, cantatas and oratorios of the Baroque, works of Mozart, Haydn and Johann Christian Bach. Her 1980 recording of Handel's Messiah conducted by Christopher Hogwood brought her international acclaim. The recording was later named one of the top 20 recordings of all time by BBC Music Magazine.

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More Arias, Duets and Ensembles performed by Emma Kirkby

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1When I am laid in earth (Dido's Lament) Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 3.10

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Dido
2Tornami a vagheggiar Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.24

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alcina
3Ruhe sanft mein holdes Leben Popularity:

Opera: Zaide (Das Serail)Composer: MozartAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Zaide
4L'amero saro costante Popularity:

Opera: Re Pastore, IlComposer: MozartAct: 2.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aminta
5No word from Tom Popularity:

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

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Anne Trulove
6Fear no danger to ensue Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 1.07-1

Type: aria,choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Belinda
7Come away fellow sailors Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
8Behold upon my bending spear Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 2.12

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

Roles: Aeneas/Dido
9Credete al mio dolore Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.04

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Morgana
10Se mai piu saro geloso Popularity:

Opera: PoroComposer: HandelAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poro
11The Queen of Carthage Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 2.03

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles: Sorceress
12Thanks to these lonesome vales Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 2.10

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Belinda
13To the hills and the vales Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 1.12

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: English

Roles:
14Great minds against themselves Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 3.08-2

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: English

Roles:
15Witches dance Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 3.06

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: English

Roles:
16Shake the cloud from off your brow Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 1.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Belinda
17Se mi rivolgo al prato Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 2.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorinda
18Quando spieghi i tuoi tormenti Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorinda
19Aer tranquillo e di sereni Popularity:

Opera: Re Pastore, IlComposer: MozartAct: 1.06-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aminta
20Pursue thy conquest love Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Belinda
21Neghittosi or voi che fate Popularity:

Opera: AriodanteComposer: HandelAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dalinda
22O Angelica O Medoro Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.22

Type: recitativeVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelica/Dorinda
23Whence could so much virtue spring Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 1.06

Type: duetVoice: Mz/S SLanguage: English

Roles: Dido/Belinda
24I go I go to him Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Anne Trulove
25O care parolette Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.16

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorinda
26Haste haste to town Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 2.13

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Belinda
27Trostlos schluchzet Philomele Popularity:

Opera: Zaide (Das Serail)Composer: MozartAct: 2.05

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Zaide
28Perché gentil Dorinda Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz/cT SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orlando/Dorinda
29Dorinda e perché piangi Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.11

Type: recitativeVoice: S S Mz/cTLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelica/Dorinda/Orlando
30Di Dorinda alle mura Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.02-1

Type: recitativeVoice: cA SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Medoro/Dorinda
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