Carolyn Watkinson

Mezzo-soprano and contralto. Born 19 March 1949
Carolyn Watkinson
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1949-03-19
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Carolyn Watkinson

Carolyn Watkinson Biography (Wikipedia)

The English mezzo-soprano Carolyn Watkinson (born 19 March 1949) is a well-known singer of baroque music. Her voice is alternately characterized as mezzo-soprano and contralto.

Watkinson was born in Preston and studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music and in The Hague. In 1978 she sang Rameau's Phèdre (Hippolyte et Aricie) at the English Bach Festival at London's Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. In 1979 she appeared as Monteverdi's Nero (L'incoronazione di Poppea) with De Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam. Also in 1979 she was featured as the contralto soloist in Christopher Hogwood's landmark recording of Handel's Messiah, with the Academy of Ancient Music.

In 1981 Watkinson made her La Scala debut in the title role of Ariodante and sang Rossini's Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia) in Stuttgart. She appeared as Gluck's Orfeo (Orfeo ed Euridice) with the Glyndebourne Touring Opera in 1982, and made her formal debut at Glyndebourne as Cherubino (Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro) in 1984.

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Carolyn Watkinson Tracks

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George Frideric Handel
What though I trace (Solomon)
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What though I trace (Solomon)
Joseph Haydn
Arianna a Naxos, Hob XXVIb No 2: 'Dove sei'
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Arianna a Naxos, Hob XXVIb No 2: 'Dove sei'
George Frideric Handel
Solomon: Bless'd be the Lord...What Though I Trace
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Solomon: Bless'd be the Lord...What Though I Trace
Ludwig van Beethoven
Mass Op 86 in C major
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Mass Op 86 in C major
Johann Sebastian Bach
"Wir eilen mit schwachen, doch emsigen Schritten" from Cantata No. 78
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"Wir eilen mit schwachen, doch emsigen Schritten" from Cantata No. 78
Antonio Vivaldi
Gloria
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Gloria

Gloria

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The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral
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George Frideric Handel
Will the sun forget to streak (Solomon)
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Will the sun forget to streak (Solomon)
Keith Lewis, Leipzig Radio Choir, Joseph Haydn, Margaret Marshall, Carolyn Watkinson, Robert Holl, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden & Sir Neville Marriner
Mass in D minor, 'Nelson Mass'
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Mass in D minor, 'Nelson Mass'

Mass in D minor, 'Nelson Mass'

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Keith Lewis, Leipzig Radio Choir, Joseph Haydn, Margaret Marshall, Carolyn Watkinson, Robert Holl, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden & Sir Neville Marriner
Joseph Haydn
Sanctus - Benedictus - Agnus Dei - Dona nobis pacem, from the Nelson Mass Hob. X (feat. David Wilson‐Johnson, Trevor Pinnock, Carolyn Watkinson, The English Concert, Felicity Lott & Maldwyn Davies)
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Sanctus - Benedictus - Agnus Dei - Dona nobis pacem, from the Nelson Mass Hob. X (feat. David Wilson‐Johnson, Trevor Pinnock, Carolyn Watkinson, The English Concert, Felicity Lott & Maldwyn Davies)
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1988: Prom 10
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Royal Albert Hall
1988-07-29T07:23:24
29
Jul
1988

Proms 1988: Prom 10

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1984: Prom 22
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Royal Albert Hall
1984-08-09T07:23:24
9
Aug
1984

Proms 1984: Prom 22

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1979: Prom 47
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Royal Albert Hall
1979-09-09T07:23:24
9
Sep
1979

Proms 1979: Prom 47

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1978: Prom 11
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Royal Albert Hall
1978-08-01T07:23:24
1
Aug
1978

Proms 1978: Prom 11

Royal Albert Hall

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