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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
4La fleur que tu m'avais jetee (Flower Song) Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 2.09

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: José/Carmen
5Che faro senza Euridice Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo ed EuridiceComposer: GluckAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orfeo
6Les tringles des sistres tintaient (Gypsy Song) Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Carmen/Frasquita/Mercédès
7Pres des remparts de Seville (Seguidilla) Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 1.12

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Carmen/José
8O del mio dolce ardor Popularity:

Opera: Paride ed ElenaComposer: GluckAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Paride
9Piangero la sorte mia Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 3.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra
10Scherza infida Popularity:

Opera: AriodanteComposer: HandelAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ariodante
11Non so piu cosa son cosa faccio Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.12

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cherubino
12V'adoro pupille Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.03

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra/Cesare/Nireno
13Se pieta di me non senti Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.14

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra
14Ah! mio cor schernito sei! Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.15

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alcina
15Gelido in ogni vena Popularity:

Opera: FarnaceComposer: VivaldiAct:

Type: Voice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
16Parto parto ma tu ben mio Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 1.19

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sesto
17Dopo notte Popularity:

Opera: AriodanteComposer: HandelAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ariodante
18In uomini in soldati Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.24

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Despina
19C'est toi C'est moi Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 3.14

Type: duet,choirVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Carmen/José
20Connais tu le pays Popularity:

Opera: MignonComposer: ThomasAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Mignon
21Non piu di fiori Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 2.21

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Vitellia
22Deh! per questo Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 2.15

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sesto
23E amore un ladroncello Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.19

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorabella
24E pur cosi in un giorno Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 3.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra
25Al lampo dell armi Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.12

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or contralto or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cesare
26Veni me sequere fida Popularity:

Opera: Juditha TriumphansComposer: VivaldiAct:

Type: Voice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
27O ma lyre immortelle Popularity:

Opera: SapphoComposer: GounodAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Sapho
28Padre germani addio Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ilia
29Je vais danser en votre honneur Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 2.07

Type: duetVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Carmen/José
30Cara speme questo core Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.15

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sesto
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