Yvonne Kenny
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1950-11-25
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Yvonne Kenny

Biography

Yvonne Kenny AM (born 25 November 1950) is an Australian soprano, particularly associated with Handel and Mozart roles. Born in Sydney, she first studied at the University of Sydney in science, hoping to become a biochemist, but decided to pursue a…

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Frederick Delius
7 Songs from the Norwegian RT.5.9 [1889-90]
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7 Songs from the Norwegian RT.5.9 [1889-90]
Yvonne Kenny
The Immortal Hour - Faery Hour ('How beautiful they are')
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The Immortal Hour - Faery Hour ('How beautiful they are')
Sir George Dyson
The Canterbury pilgrims - L envoi
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The Canterbury pilgrims - L envoi
Igor Stravinsky
Pulcinella - ballet: Allegro; Gavotta con due variazioni; Vivo; Tempo di minuetto (Pupillette fiammette d'amore); Allegro assai (feat. John Aler, John Tomlinson, Yvonne Kenny & London Sinfonietta)
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Pulcinella - ballet: Allegro; Gavotta con due variazioni; Vivo; Tempo di minuetto (Pupillette fiammette d'amore); Allegro assai (feat. John Aler, John Tomlinson, Yvonne Kenny & London Sinfonietta)
Carl Orff
In Trutina - from Carmina Burana
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In Trutina - from Carmina Burana


Past BBC Events

Prom 39 Proms 2004
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Royal Albert Hall
2004-08-14T10:44:48
14
Aug
2004

Prom 39 Proms 2004

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Prom 42 Proms 1996
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Royal Albert Hall
1996-08-22T10:44:48
22
Aug
1996

Prom 42 Proms 1996

19:00
Royal Albert Hall
Prom 50 Proms 1995
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Royal Albert Hall
1995-08-30T10:44:48
30
Aug
1995

Prom 50 Proms 1995

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Prom 01 - First Night of the Proms 1995 Proms 1995
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Royal Albert Hall
1995-07-21T10:44:48
21
Jul
1995

Prom 01 - First Night of the Proms 1995 Proms 1995

20:00
Royal Albert Hall
Prom 42 - A tribute to Henry Wood (died 19 August 1944) Proms 1994
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Royal Albert Hall
1994-08-19T10:44:48
19
Aug
1994

Prom 42 - A tribute to Henry Wood (died 19 August 1944) Proms 1994

19:30
Royal Albert Hall


Yvonne Kenny Biography

Yvonne Kenny AM (born 25 November 1950) is an Australian soprano, particularly associated with Handel and Mozart roles.

Born in Sydney, she first studied at the University of Sydney in science, hoping to become a biochemist, but decided to pursue a career in music instead. She studied first with Myra Lambert at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and later won a scholarship to study at the opera school at La Scala in Milan. After a year of studying there, she went to England, where after a few recitals and TV appearances, her breakthrough came on 11 October 1975, when she replaced, with only four days' notice, the soprano scheduled to sing in an Opera Rara concert performance of Donizetti's Rosmonda d'Inghilterra at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. It was a triumph and the virtually unknown Kenny became an overnight star.[citation needed]

She made her debut at the Royal Opera House the following year, in the premiere of Hans Werner Henze's We Come to the River, later singing in Handel operas such as: Semele, Alcina, Giulio Cesare, and such Mozart operas as: Idomeneo, Mitridate, re di Ponto, La clemenza di Tito, The Abduction from the Seraglio, The Magic Flute. She also sang Sophie in both Werther and Der Rosenkavalier. She was also a regular guest at the Glyndebourne Festival and the English National Opera. On the international scene, she appeared in Zurich, Munich, Vienna, Aix-en-Provence, Washington, etc. She often returned home, appearing at the Sydney Opera House in roles including: Mélisande, Manon, Leila, Micaela, Fiordiligi, Pamina, and Cleopatra. Later she sang the roles of Richard Strauss.

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