Felicity Palmer

Mezzo-soprano. Born 6 April 1944
Felicity Palmer
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1944-04-06
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Felicity Palmer

Felicity Palmer Biography (Wikipedia)

Dame Felicity Joan Palmer, DBE (born 6 April 1944), is an English mezzo-soprano and music professor. She sang soprano roles until 1983.

Palmer was born in Cheltenham and educated at Erith Grammar School, now named Erith School. She studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and under Marianne Schech's guidance at the Munich College for Music and Theatre. In April 1970, she won first prize in the Kathleen Ferrier Memorial Scholarship. She made her operatic debut in 1971 as Dido in Dido and Aeneas with the Kent Opera. In 1973, she made her US debut with the Houston Grand Opera and her Metropolitan Opera debut was in 2000 as Waltraute (Götterdämmerung). Having made her debut with English National Opera (ENO) in 1975, her performance with the company forty years later, as the Countess in The Queen of Spades, was widely applauded and described as 'mesmerising' and 'astonishing'.

Palmer has performed and recorded Gilbert and Sullivan operas, as Katisha in The Mikado for the ENO and the Welsh National Opera (WNO), Dame Carruthers in The Yeomen of the Guard (WNO) and Little Buttercup in H.M.S. Pinafore (WNO). In 1998, she played Widow Begbick in the Lyric Opera of Chicago production of The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny. In 2003, she performed the role of Mrs Lovett in Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd at the Royal Opera House (the only musical the ROH has ever presented). She sang Venus in a 1983 BBC television broadcast of Orphée aux Enfers conducted by Alexander Faris.

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Felicity Palmer Tracks

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Giacomo Puccini
Gianni Schicchi - Povero Buoso!
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Gianni Schicchi - Povero Buoso!
Edward Elgar
The Dream Of Gerontius - Softly and Gently
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The Dream Of Gerontius - Softly and Gently
William Gilbert, Arthur Sullivan, Donald Adams, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Richard Suart, Felicity Palmer, Janice Watson, English National Opera Orchestra, Welsh National Opera Chorus & Charles Mackerras
The Mikado
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The Mikado
George Frideric Handel
He was despised (from Messiah)
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He was despised (from Messiah)
Henry Purcell
Dido and Aeneas (Act 3)
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Dido and Aeneas (Act 3)
Gustav Holst
At the Boar's Head, Op. 42
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At the Boar's Head, Op. 42
Arthur Sullivan
Sad Is That Woman's Lot (Patience)
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Sad Is That Woman's Lot (Patience)
Edward Elgar
Sea Pictures Op.37 For Mezzo-Soprano And Orchestra i. no.1; Sea slumber song ii. no.5; The Swimmer
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Sea Pictures Op.37 For Mezzo-Soprano And Orchestra i. no.1; Sea slumber song ii. no.5; The Swimmer
Edward Elgar
The Music Makers Op.69
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The Music Makers Op.69
Felicity Palmer
Ich will nichts hören!, Elektra
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Ich will nichts hören!, Elektra
Felicity Palmer
So hopp hopp hopp, galopp lopp lopp, Hansel & Gretal
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So hopp hopp hopp, galopp lopp lopp, Hansel & Gretal
Robert Schumann
Scenes from Goethe's Faust, WoO3 [1844-53]; Scene 7 (conclusion)
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Scenes from Goethe's Faust, WoO3 [1844-53]; Scene 7 (conclusion)
Gustav Holst
Savitri - chamber opera in 1 act Op.25
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Savitri - chamber opera in 1 act  Op.25
Jane Powell, Anne Marie Gibbons, Sarah Tynan, Paul Daniel, Francis Poulenc, Felicity Palmer, Catrin Wyn Davies, English National Opera Chorus & English National Opera Orchestra
Salve Regina (Dialogues des Carmélites)
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Salve Regina (Dialogues des Carmélites)

Salve Regina (Dialogues des Carmélites)

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Jane Powell, Anne Marie Gibbons, Sarah Tynan, Paul Daniel, Francis Poulenc, Felicity Palmer, Catrin Wyn Davies, English National Opera Chorus & English National Opera Orchestra
Edward Elgar
Sea pictures Op.37 for mezzo-soprano and orchestra (feat. Richard Hickox, Felicity Palmer & London Symphony Orchestra)
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Sea pictures Op.37 for mezzo-soprano and orchestra (feat. Richard Hickox, Felicity Palmer & London Symphony Orchestra)
Felicity Palmer
Laudate Dominum
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Laudate Dominum
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Past BBC Events

BBC Orchestras and Singers at the Proms: Prom 59: Strauss – Elektra
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Royal Albert Hall
2014-08-31T18:49:40
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31
Aug
2014
BBC Orchestras and Singers at the Proms: Prom 59: Strauss – Elektra

BBC Orchestras and Singers at the Proms: Prom 59: Strauss – Elektra

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2014: Prom 59: Strauss – Elektra
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Royal Albert Hall
2014-08-31T18:49:40
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31
Aug
2014
Proms 2014: Prom 59: Strauss – Elektra

Proms 2014: Prom 59: Strauss – Elektra

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2012: Prom 55: Britten – Peter Grimes
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Royal Albert Hall
2012-08-24T18:49:40
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24
Aug
2012
Proms 2012: Prom 55: Britten – Peter Grimes

Proms 2012: Prom 55: Britten – Peter Grimes

19:00
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2012: Prom 49: Gilbert & Sullivan – The Yeomen of the Guard
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Royal Albert Hall
2012-08-19T18:49:40
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19
Aug
2012
Proms 2012: Prom 49: Gilbert & Sullivan – The Yeomen of the Guard

Proms 2012: Prom 49: Gilbert & Sullivan – The Yeomen of the Guard

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2009: Prom 35
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Royal Albert Hall
2009-08-11T18:49:40
11
Aug
2009

Proms 2009: Prom 35

19:30
Royal Albert Hall

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