Magdalena Kožená

Singer details:

Voice: Mezzo
Nationality: Czech
Year of Birth: 1973

About Magdalena Kožená:

Magdalena Kožená (also Lady Rattle; Czech: ; born 26 May 1973) is a Czech mezzo-soprano.

Kožená was born in Brno in Moravia. Both her parents had come originally from Bohemia, to the west. She was born one of the two daughters of a mathematician father and a biologist mother. Her father died when she was eleven. As a child she sang in Kantiléna, the Children's and Youth Choir headed up by Ivan Sedláček and attached to the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra. It was, however, as a professional pianist that she planned to make her career until 1987 when a sports accident at school caused her to suffer a "broken hand": this led her to focus on training for a singing career. From 1987 to 1991 she studied voice at Brno Conservatory with Neva Megová and Jiří Peša, and from 1991 to 1995 she was a student of Eva Blahová at Bratislava Drama College where she graduated in 1995. In 1995, she was a prize winner at the International Mozart Competition. From 1996–97, she was a member of the Vienna Volksoper.

Kožená's first recording was of Bach arias, recorded in the Czech Republic. Upon hearing the recording, Deutsche Grammophon (DG) signed her to a recording contract. Later recordings include Handel’s Roman Motets and Italian Cantatas and Messiah with Marc Minkowski for DG/Archiv, and her first solo recital disc (Dvořák, Janáček and Martinů with Graham Johnson – Gramophone Solo Vocal Award, 2001) for Deutsche Grammophon. Further recordings include recitals of arias of Mozart, Gluck and Mysliveček (with the Prague Philharmonia and Michel Swierczewski), of French arias with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Minkowski, Gluck’s Paride ed Elena under Paul McCreesh, a recital disc with Malcolm Martineau and an acclaimed disc of cantatas by members of the Bach family ("Lamento") with Musica Antiqua Köln and Reinhard Goebel. She received the 2004 Gramophone Awards Artist of the Year. For DG/Archiv, she recorded a disc with opera arias of Handel and one with opera arias by Antonio Vivaldi, both with the Venice Baroque Orchestra conducted by Andrea Marcon. She has also recently begun to record for Pentatone, where her first album featured Simon Rattle on piano, in an album of Dvořák, Janáček, Strauss and Chausson.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Lascia ch'io pianga Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rinaldo
2Voi che sapete Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 2.04

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cherubino
3Pur ti miro Popularity:

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 3.09

Type: duetVoice: cT/S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nerone/Poppea
4O del mio dolce ardor Popularity:

Opera: Paride ed ElenaComposer: GluckAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Paride
5Piangero la sorte mia Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 3.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra
6Scherza infida Popularity:

Opera: AriodanteComposer: HandelAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ariodante
7Se pieta di me non senti Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.14

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra
8V'adoro pupille Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.03

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra/Cesare/Nireno
9Ah! mio cor schernito sei! Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.15

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alcina
10Gelido in ogni vena Popularity:

Opera: FarnaceComposer: VivaldiAct:

Type: Voice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
11Parto parto ma tu ben mio Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 1.19

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sesto
12Dopo notte Popularity:

Opera: AriodanteComposer: HandelAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ariodante
13C'est toi C'est moi Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 3.14

Type: duet,choirVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Carmen/José
14In uomini in soldati Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.24

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Despina
15Connais tu le pays Popularity:

Opera: MignonComposer: ThomasAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Mignon
16Non piu di fiori Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 2.21

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Vitellia
17Deh! per questo Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 2.15

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sesto
18E amore un ladroncello Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.19

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorabella
19Al lampo dell armi Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.12

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or contralto or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cesare
20Veni me sequere fida Popularity:

Opera: Juditha TriumphansComposer: VivaldiAct:

Type: Voice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
21O ma lyre immortelle Popularity:

Opera: SapphoComposer: GounodAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Sapho
22Padre germani addio Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ilia
23Je vais danser en votre honneur Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 2.07

Type: duetVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Carmen/José
24Cara speme questo core Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.15

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sesto
25Se il padre perdei Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.04

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ilia
26En vain, pour éviter Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles:
27Il tenero momento Popularity:

Opera: Lucio SillaComposer: MozartAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cecilio
28Come ti piace imponi Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 1.03

Type: duetVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Vitellia/Sesto
29Pensieri voi mi tormentate Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina
30Andro ramingo e solo Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.06

Type: quartetVoice: T T S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Idamante/Elettra/Ilia
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