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Valerie Masterson

Singer details:

Voice: Soprano
Nationality: English
Year of Birth: 1937

About Valerie Masterson:

Margaret Valerie Masterson CBE (born 3 June 1937), is a retired English opera singer, a lecturer and Vice-President of British Youth Opera. After study in Italy, she began to sing opera in Europe. Returning to England, Masterson performed as principal soprano with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company from 1964 to 1969, becoming popular with audiences and participating in several of the company's recordings, as well as those of Gilbert and Sullivan for All and the BBC.

She next joined English National Opera and went on to an international opera career lasting more than three decades. Although she performed a wide variety of roles, she was best known for her roles in the French repertoire and the works of Handel, as well as Gilbert and Sullivan. Her recordings include, in addition to many opera roles, operettas and musical theatre. She has been awarded a CBE and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Music.

Masterson was born in Birkenhead, Cheshire, and studied at the Matthay School of Music (Liverpool) and at the Royal College of Music. She received good reviews for her student performances. The Times commented on her "welcome freshness", though on another occasion it found fault with her attempt at a Scottish accent in a Robert Burns evening at the Wigmore Hall, calling it "more of Kensington than Kilmarnock". Nevertheless, the paper judged her "good to listen to" and "intelligent".

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Si vendetta Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07-2

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gilda/Rigoletto
2Piangero la sorte mia Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 3.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra
3Tornami a vagheggiar Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.24

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alcina
4Ah! je ris de me voir si belle (Jewel Song) Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.06-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite
5Depuis le jour Popularity:

Opera: LouiseComposer: CharpentierAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Louise
6V'adoro pupille Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.03

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra/Cesare/Nireno
7Se pieta di me non senti Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.14

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra
8Poor wand'ring one Popularity:

Opera: Pirates of Penzance, TheComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: aria,ensembleVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Mabel
9Al lampo dell armi Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.12

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or contralto or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cesare
10Ach ich liebte war so glücklich Popularity:

Opera: Entführung aus dem Serail, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.13

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Konstanze
11Tu la mia stella sei Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.16

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra
12Arsamenes! 1 Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct: 1.04-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: English

Roles: Xerxes/Arsamenes
13Figlia Mio Padre! Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.03

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto/Gilda
14Tutti i fior? Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.10-2

Type: duetVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Suzuki
15Sento un'interna voce Popularity:

Opera: Elisabetta Regina d'InghilterraComposer: RossiniAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Matilda
16Pur sempre di Poppea Popularity:

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.15

Type: recitativeVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Drusilla/Ottone
17La brise est douce et parfumee Popularity:

Opera: MireilleComposer: GounodAct: 2

Type: duet,choirVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Mireille/Vincent
18Fellon la pena avrai Popularity:

Opera: Elisabetta Regina d'InghilterraComposer: RossiniAct:

Type: Voice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
19Felice cor mio Popularity:

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 2.08

Type: recitativeVoice: S S cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Drusilla/Valletto/Nutrice
20Incauta che festi! Popularity:

Opera: Elisabetta Regina d'InghilterraComposer: RossiniAct: 1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Matilda/Leicester
21Bastan quelle lagrime Popularity:

Opera: Elisabetta Regina d'InghilterraComposer: RossiniAct: 2

Type: duetVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabetta/Matilda
22The hours creep on apace Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Josephine
23Sorry her lot Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Josephine
24Sprites of earth and air Popularity:

Opera: Sorcerer, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.13

Type: trio,choirVoice: S T BrLanguage: English

Roles: Aline/Alexis/Mr Wells
25O care parolette Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.16

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorinda
26Mon coeur ne peut changer Popularity:

Opera: MireilleComposer: GounodAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Mireille
27L'avverso mio destino Popularity:

Opera: Elisabetta Regina d'InghilterraComposer: RossiniAct: 2

Type: trioVoice: S T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Matilda/Leicester/Elisabetta
28Happy young heart Popularity:

Opera: Sorcerer, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.06-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Aline
29Bell alme generose Popularity:

Opera: Elisabetta Regina d'InghilterraComposer: RossiniAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabetta
30Tis twelve, I think Popularity:

Opera: Sorcerer, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 2.02

Type: trio,choirVoice: S T BrLanguage: English

Roles: Aline/Alexis/Mr Wells
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