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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
1Sento un'interna voce Popularity:

Opera: Elisabetta Regina d'InghilterraComposer: RossiniAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Matilda
2Se pieta di me non senti Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.14

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra
3Pur sempre di Poppea Popularity:

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

Type: recitativeVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Drusilla/Ottone
4Bastan quelle lagrime Popularity:

Opera: Elisabetta Regina d'InghilterraComposer: RossiniAct: 2

Type: duetVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabetta/Matilda
5Fellon la pena avrai Popularity:

Opera: Elisabetta Regina d'InghilterraComposer: RossiniAct:

Type: Voice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
6Quanto diletto avea tra Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorinda
7Qual colpo inaspettato Popularity:

Opera: Elisabetta Regina d'InghilterraComposer: RossiniAct: 1

Type: quartetVoice: S T T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Matilda/Leicester/Norfolk/Elisabetta
8Felice cor mio Popularity:

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

Type: recitativeVoice: S S cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Drusilla/Valletto/Nutrice
9L'avverso mio destino Popularity:

Opera: Elisabetta Regina d'InghilterraComposer: RossiniAct: 2

Type: trioVoice: S T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Matilda/Leicester/Elisabetta
10Al lampo dell armi Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.12

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or contralto or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cesare
11Piangero la sorte mia Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 3.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra
12Ho un certo rossore Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorinda
13Tornami a vagheggiar Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.24

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alcina
14Incauta che festi! Popularity:

Opera: Elisabetta Regina d'InghilterraComposer: RossiniAct: 1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Matilda/Leicester
15O care parolette Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.16

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorinda
16V'adoro pupille Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.03

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra/Cesare/Nireno
17Bell alme generose Popularity:

Opera: Elisabetta Regina d'InghilterraComposer: RossiniAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabetta
18Tutti i fior? Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.10-2

Type: duetVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Suzuki
19Ach ich liebte war so glücklich Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Konstanze
20Voici la vaste plaine Popularity:

Opera: MireilleComposer: GounodAct: 4.03-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Mireille
21Depuis le jour Popularity:

Opera: LouiseComposer: CharpentierAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Louise
22La brise est douce et parfumee Popularity:

Opera: MireilleComposer: GounodAct: 2

Type: duet,choirVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Mireille/Vincent
23Mon coeur ne peut changer Popularity:

Opera: MireilleComposer: GounodAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Mireille
24Ah! je ris de me voir si belle (Jewel Song) Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.06-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite
25Tis Done! I Am a Bride Popularity:

Opera: Yeoman of the GuardComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles:
26Let's give three cheers for the sailor's bride Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1.12-5

Type: finale/ensembleVoice: S Mz cA T Br BLanguage: English

Roles: Josephine/Cousin Hebe/Mrs. Cripps/Ralph Rackstraw/Bill Bobstay/Bob Becket
27You insult a constant lover Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct: 3.12

Type: duetVoice: S SLanguage: English

Roles: Arsamenes/Romilda
28Ye torrents roar! Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.11g

Type: ensemble,finaleVoice: cA Br Br T S S/Mz MzLanguage: English

Roles: Katisha/Pooh-Bah/Ko-Ko/Nanki-Poo/Yum-Yum/Peep-Bo/Pitti-Sing
29Tis twelve, I think Popularity:

Opera: Sorcerer, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 2.02

Type: trio,choirVoice: S T BrLanguage: English

Roles: Aline/Alexis/Mr Wells
30When Maiden Loves, She Sits and Sighs Popularity:

Opera: Yeoman of the GuardComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles:
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