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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
1I go I go to him Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Anne Trulove
2No word from Tom Popularity:

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

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Anne Trulove
3My father! Can I desert him Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 1.20

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Anne Trulove
4Destruction's our delight Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 3.05

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: English

Roles:
5Haste haste to town Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 2.13

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Belinda
6When I am laid in earth (Dido's Lament) Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 3.10

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Dido
7But ere we this perform Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 2.06

Type: duetVoice: Mz MzLanguage: English

Roles: First Witch/Second Witch
8Grief increases by concealing Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 1.04

Type: duetVoice: S Mz/SLanguage: English

Roles: Belinda/Dido
9Pursue thy conquest love Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Belinda
10Come away fellow sailors Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
11Thy hand Belinda when I am laid Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 3.09

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Dido
12But death alas I cannot shun Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 3.08-1

Type: aria,choirVoice: mezzo or sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Dido
13Fear no danger to ensue Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 1.07-1

Type: aria,choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Belinda
14To the hills and the vales Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 1.12

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: English

Roles:
15Thrice happy lovers Popularity:

Opera: Fairy-Queen, TheComposer: PurcellAct: 5.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Juno
16In our deep vaulted cell Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 2.07

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: English

Roles:
17The cares of lovers Popularity:

Opera: Timon of AtheneComposer: PurcellAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles:
18Witches dance Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 3.06

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: English

Roles:
19Cupid only throws the dart Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 1.09

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: English

Roles:
20Whence could so much virtue spring Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 1.06

Type: duetVoice: Mz/S SLanguage: English

Roles: Dido/Belinda
21See our royal guest appears Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 1.08

Type: duetVoice: S T/BrLanguage: English

Roles: Belinda/Aeneas
22Great minds against themselves Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 3.08-2

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: English

Roles:
23Shake the cloud from off your brow Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 1.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Belinda
24Behold upon my bending spear Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 2.12

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

Roles: Aeneas/Dido
25O let me weep Popularity:

Opera: Fairy-Queen, TheComposer: PurcellAct: 5.02

Type: ariaVoice: Language: English

Roles:
26Ruhe sanft mein holdes Leben Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Zaide
27L'amero saro costante Popularity:

Opera: Re Pastore, IlComposer: MozartAct: 2.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aminta
28Trostlos schluchzet Philomele Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Zaide
29Aer tranquillo e di sereni Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aminta
30Dal mio Permesso Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: La musica
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