Australia: Miranda Keys

Miranda Keys

Last updated: 10 July 2007

Soprano
Born 1974

Song Prize finalist, main prize finalist

Miranda Keys studied at the Royal College of Music, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and National Opera Studio, and was the winner of Bayreuth Bursary for 2006 and John Scott Award 2005.

At the RCM, Miranda performed Britten's Les Illuminations and Dallapiccola's Commiato. She sang Strauss's Vier Letzte Lieder with the RCM Symphony Orchestra and in Mexico City.

Operatic roles include Lady Billows Albert Herring (Salzburg Landestheatre), Odabella, Attila (Lyric Opera Dublin) Musetta La bohème and Elettra Idomeneo (Glyndebourne On Tour), Witch/Mother Hansel and Gretel (Scottish Opera on Tour), Plaintiff Trial By Jury (Musée D'Orsay), Widow Babette's Feast (Linbury Studio) and Suzanne Thérèse Raquin (Linbury Studio).

Other roles include Countess (Le Nozze di Figaro), Fiordiligi (Così fan Tutte), Miss Wingrave (Owen Wingrave), Miss Jessel (The Turn of the Screw), Female Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia) and Madame Lidoine (Dialogues des Carmélites).

An accomplished recitalist, she has performed in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Mexico City, Guanajuato, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Singapore, Manila, Sydney, Perth, and Brisbane.

In 2001, she represented Australia at the opening of the International Cervantino Festival in Guanajuato, Mexico singing Verdi's Requiem.

Future projects for 2007 include 3rd Norn in Götterdämmerung at the 2007 BBC Proms and Lady Billows Albert Herring for Glyndebourne On Tour.

Repertoire details for Concert 5, Recital 2, Song Prize final and BBC Cardiff Singer of the World final:

Final - Sunday 17 June

  • R Strauss: Frühling (4 Letzte Lieder, No 1)
  • Smetana: Och, jaký zal!...Ten lásky sen (The Bartered Bride)
  • Beethoven: Abscheulicher! wo eilst du hin? (Fidelio)

Song Prize final - Friday 15 June

  • Mendelssohn: Neue Liebe (Songs, Op 19 No 4)
  • Mendelssohn: Hexenlied (Songs, Op 8 No 8)
  • Barber: St Ita's Vision (The Hermit Songs, Op 29 No 3)
  • Barber: Sure on this Shining Night (Songs, Op 13 No 3)
  • Quilter: Love's Philosophy (Songs, Op 3 No 1)
  • Rangstrøm: Pan (Five Ballades, No 3)
  • Sibelius: Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte (Songs, Op 37 No 5)
  • Walton: Old Sir Faulk

Accompanist: Phillip Thomas

Concert 5 - Thursday 14 June

  • Wagner: Dich, teure Halle (Tannhäuser)
  • Berg: Die Nachtigall (7 Early Songs, No 3)
  • Sibelius: Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte (Songs, Op 37 No 5)
  • Verdi: Santo di patria...Allor che i forti corrono (Attila)

With the orchestra of WNO conducted by Carlo Rizzi

Recital 2 - Sunday 10 June

  • Mendelssohn: Neue Liebe (Songs, Op 19 No 4)
  • Mendelssohn: Hexenlied (Songs, Op 8 No 8)
  • Barber: St Ita's Vision (The Hermit Songs, Op 29 No 3)
  • Barber: Sure on this Shining Night (Songs, Op 13 No 3)
  • Rangstrøm: Pan (Five Ballades, No 3)
  • Sibelius: Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte (Songs, Op 37 No 5)
  • Walton: Old Sir Faulk

Accompanist: Phillip Thomas


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