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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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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Witches dance Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 3.06

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: English

Roles:
2Whence could so much virtue spring Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 1.06

Type: duetVoice: Mz/S SLanguage: English

Roles: Dido/Belinda
3When I am laid in earth (Dido's Lament) Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 3.10

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Dido
4Vedrai con tuo periglio Popularity:

Opera: PoroComposer: HandelAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poro
5Trostlos schluchzet Philomele Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Zaide
6Trionfa ogg'l mio cor Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.19

Type: quartetVoice: Mz/cT S cA SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orlando/Angelica/Medoro/Dorinda
7Tornami a vagheggiar Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.24

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alcina
8To the hills and the vales Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 1.12

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: English

Roles:
9Thy hand Belinda when I am laid Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 3.09

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Dido
10Thrice happy lovers Popularity:

Opera: Fairy-Queen, TheComposer: PurcellAct: 5.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Juno
11The cares of lovers Popularity:

Opera: Timon of AtheneComposer: PurcellAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles:
12Shake the cloud from off your brow Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 1.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Belinda
13See our royal guest appears Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 1.08

Type: duetVoice: S T/BrLanguage: English

Roles: Belinda/Aeneas
14Se troppo crede al ciglio Popularity:

Opera: PoroComposer: HandelAct: 3.05

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleofide
15Se possono tanto due luci vezzose Popularity:

Opera: PoroComposer: HandelAct: 1.15

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poro
16Se mi rivolgo al prato Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 2.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorinda
17Se mai turbo il tuo riposo Popularity:

Opera: PoroComposer: HandelAct: 1.13

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleofide
18Se mai turbo Popularity:

Opera: PoroComposer: HandelAct: 1.23

Type: duetVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poro/Cleofide
19Se mai piu saro geloso Popularity:

Opera: PoroComposer: HandelAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poro
20Se corrisposto un core Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.08

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorinda
21Ruhe sanft mein holdes Leben Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Zaide
22Quando spieghi i tuoi tormenti Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorinda
23Pursue thy conquest love Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Belinda
24Perché gentil Dorinda Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz/cT SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orlando/Dorinda
25Oh! that I on wings could rise Popularity:

Opera: TheodoraComposer: HandelAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles:
26O let me weep Popularity:

Opera: Fairy-Queen, TheComposer: PurcellAct: 5.02

Type: ariaVoice: Language: English

Roles:
27O care parolette Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.16

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorinda
28O Angelica O Medoro Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.22

Type: recitativeVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelica/Dorinda
29No word from Tom Popularity:

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

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Anne Trulove
30Neghittosi or voi che fate Popularity:

Opera: AriodanteComposer: HandelAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dalinda
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