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Lorraine Hunt Lieberson

Singer details:

Voice: Mezzo
Nationality: American
Year of Birth: 1954
Year of Death: 2006

About Lorraine Hunt Lieberson:

Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (March 1, 1954 – July 3, 2006) was an American mezzo-soprano. She was noted for her performances of both Baroque era and contemporary works. Her career path to becoming a singer was unconventional – formerly a professional violist, Lieberson did not shift her full-time focus to singing until she was in her thirties.

One of four children, Lorraine Hunt's parents were both involved with opera in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her mother, Marcia, was a contralto and music teacher and her father, Randolph, taught music in high school and college. She performed as a child in Engelbert Humperdinck's Hänsel & Gretel, as a gingerbread boy. She returned to opera after doing a charity performance of the same work at a prison, this time taking Hänsel's role. After this performance, she auditioned for the Met, at age 29.

While rehearsing in his opera Ashoka's Dream at Santa Fe in 1997, she met composer Peter Lieberson and married him two years later, changing her name to Lorraine Hunt Lieberson. Peter Lieberson composed his song cycles Rilke Songs and Neruda Songs for his wife, both of which were issued in recordings.

Hunt Lieberson died from breast cancer on July 3, 2006, at the age of 52 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Only a few years previously, she had nursed her sister through her final illness with the same disease. Her husband, Peter, fell ill with cancer the following year, and died in April 2011.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Ombra mai fu Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct:

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
2When I am laid in earth (Dido's Lament) Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 3.10

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Dido
3Ah! chi mi dice mai Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.06-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Leporello/Giovanni
4As with rosy steps the morn Popularity:

Opera: TheodoraComposer: HandelAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles:
5Padre germani addio Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ilia
6L'angue offeso mai riposa Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.10

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sesto
7Cara speme questo core Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.15

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sesto
8Tutte nel cor vi sento Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elettra
9Solitudini amiche Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.01

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ilia
10Pensieri voi mi tormentate Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina
11Oh! that I on wings could rise Popularity:

Opera: TheodoraComposer: HandelAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles:
12Andro ramingo e solo Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.06

Type: quartetVoice: T T S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Idamante/Elettra/Ilia
13Quando avran fine omai Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ilia
14Idol mio se ritroso Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.08-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elettra
15Pria di partir oh Dio Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.12

Type: trioVoice: T T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Idamante/Elettra
16La giustizia ha gia sull arco Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 3.08-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sesto
17Principessa a tuoi sguardi Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.03-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ilia/Idamante
18Oh! smania Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.18-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elettra
19Godiam la pace Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.07

Type: ensemble,choirVoice: T B S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Two Trojans/Two Cretan women
20Odo da lunge armonioso Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.09-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elettra
21Radunate i Troiani Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.04-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante/Ilia
22Prence signor tutta la Grecia Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.08-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T S S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante/Elettra/Ilia/Arbace
23Ei stesso vien oh Dei Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ilia
24Ecco il misero resto de Troiani Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.06

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante/Ilia
25Oh! ciel pietoso Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.18-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T T S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Idamante/Ilia/Arbace
26Se mai pomposo Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ilia/Idomeneo
27Cieli che vedo Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.05-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T T S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Idamante/Elettra/Ilia
28Sire alla reggia tua immensa Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.07

Type: recitativeVoice: T S T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arbace/Ilia/Idomeneo/Elettra
29Frettolosa e giuliva Elettra Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Elettra
30Ma che piu tardi Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.16-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T T S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Idamante/Ilia/Sacerdote
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