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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
31But death alas I cannot shun Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 3.08-1

Type: aria,choirVoice: mezzo or sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Dido
32Haste haste to town Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 2.13

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Belinda
33Trostlos schluchzet Philomele Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Zaide
34Se mai turbo Popularity:

Opera: PoroComposer: HandelAct: 1.23

Type: duetVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poro/Cleofide
35Perché gentil Dorinda Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz/cT SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orlando/Dorinda
36Dorinda e perché piangi Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.11

Type: recitativeVoice: S S Mz/cTLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelica/Dorinda/Orlando
37See our royal guest appears Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 1.08

Type: duetVoice: S T/BrLanguage: English

Roles: Belinda/Aeneas
38Di Dorinda alle mura Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.02-1

Type: recitativeVoice: cA SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Medoro/Dorinda
39Di Dorinda all'albergo Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.06

Type: recitativeVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelica/Dorinda
40My father! Can I desert him Popularity:

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

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Anne Trulove
41Destruction's our delight Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 3.05

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: English

Roles:
42Trionfa ogg'l mio cor Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.19

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

Roles: Orlando/Angelica/Medoro/Dorinda
43The cares of lovers Popularity:

Opera: Timon of AtheneComposer: PurcellAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles:
44Se troppo crede al ciglio Popularity:

Opera: PoroComposer: HandelAct: 3.05

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleofide
45Se corrisposto un core Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.08

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorinda
46Thrice happy lovers Popularity:

Opera: Fairy-Queen, TheComposer: PurcellAct: 5.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Juno
47Cupid only throws the dart Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 1.09

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: English

Roles:
48Se possono tanto due luci vezzose Popularity:

Opera: PoroComposer: HandelAct: 1.15

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poro
49In our deep vaulted cell Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 2.07

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: English

Roles:
50O let me weep Popularity:

Opera: Fairy-Queen, TheComposer: PurcellAct: 5.02

Type: ariaVoice: Language: English

Roles:
51Ho un certo rossore Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorinda
52Dal mio Permesso Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: La musica
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