Yvonne Minton
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1938-12-04
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Yvonne Minton

Yvonne Minton Biography (Wikipedia)

Yvonne Fay Minton CBE (born 4 December 1938) is an Australian-born but mostly British-resident opera singer. She is variously billed as a soprano, mezzo-soprano or contralto.

A native of Sydney, she originally studied voice while on a scholarship at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music. She won the National Eisteddfod in Canberra, as well as a number of other singing competitions, such as the £1000 Shell Aria, 1960. By this stage she had become one of the country's leading contraltos, often appearing on radio and television and with the Sydney and Queensland orchestras.

Minton left Australia in 1961 to pursue her studies in London. The same year, she won the Kathleen Ferrier Prize for the best contralto at the International Vocalist Competition at 's-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands. Her first major part in England was as Maggie Dempster in the premiere of Nicholas Maw's One Man Show. She sang the role of Clotilde on the 1965 Decca recording of Bellini's Norma.

Shortly thereafter, she became a regular member of the company of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, appearing in such roles as Lola in Cavalleria rusticana. She created the role of Thea in Tippett's The Knot Garden (1970) and appeared at the Cologne Opera from 1969 (début as Sesto in La clemenza di Tito). She has since appeared with most of the major English orchestras and in opera houses throughout Europe and the United States. She has also appeared at Bayreuth (Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde) and the Salzburg Festival 1978 (Octavian). In 1973, she made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Octavian in Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier. She sang the role of Countess Geschwitz in Lulu in Paris in 1979. She has also made many concert appearances, notably with Sir Georg Solti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

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Richard Wagner
Funf Lieder von Mathilde von Wesendonk
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Funf Lieder von Mathilde von Wesendonk
Margaret Price, Hans Sotin, Yvonne Minton
Soave Sia I'll Vento
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Soave Sia I'll Vento

Soave Sia I'll Vento

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Margaret Price, Hans Sotin, Yvonne Minton
Gustav Mahler
Symphony no. 8 (Symphony of a thousand) for soloists, choruses and orchestra
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Symphony no. 8 (Symphony of a thousand) for soloists, choruses and orchestra
Edward Elgar
The Kingdom, Op. 51: part V (feat. Adrian Boult, London Philharmonic Choir, Margaret Price, John Shirley‐Quirk, Yvonne Minton, Alexander Young & London Philharmonic Orchestra)
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The Kingdom, Op. 51: part V (feat. Adrian Boult, London Philharmonic Choir, Margaret Price, John Shirley‐Quirk, Yvonne Minton, Alexander Young & London Philharmonic Orchestra)
Michael Tippett
The Knot Garden (opening)
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The Knot Garden (opening)

The Knot Garden (opening)

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Thomas Helmsley
Jill Gomez
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Covent Garden
Colin Davis
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Proms 1994: Prom 42 - A tribute to Henry Wood (died 19 August 1944)
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Royal Albert Hall
1994-08-19T22:28:10
19
Aug
1994

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

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1994: Prom 41
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Royal Albert Hall
1994-08-18T22:28:10
18
Aug
1994

Proms 1994: Prom 41

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1978: Prom 44
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Royal Albert Hall
1978-09-06T22:28:10
6
Sep
1978

Proms 1978: Prom 44

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1976: Prom 47
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Royal Albert Hall
1976-09-03T22:28:10
3
Sep
1976

Proms 1976: Prom 47

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1974: Prom 47
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Royal Albert Hall
1974-09-06T22:28:10
6
Sep
1974

Proms 1974: Prom 47

Royal Albert Hall

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