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2009

INDIANAPOLIS OPERA. DAS RHEINGOLD. FRICKA.
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2008

INDIANAPOLIS OPERA. HANSEL AND GRETEL. THE MOTHER/THE WITCH.
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2007

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC. TRISTAN AND ISOLDE. ISOLDE (COVER).

PORTLAND OPERA. THE FLYING DUTCHMAN. SENTA.
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2006

THE PHOENIX SYMPHONY. HANSEL AND GRETEL. THE MOTHER.

SAN FRANCISCO OPERA COMPANY. TRISTAN AND ISOLDE. ISOLDE (COVER)

GLIMMERGLASS OPERA. JENUFA. KOSTELNIÇKA

THE ARIZONA OPERA. DER FLIEGENDE HÖLLANDER. SENTA.

THE DALLAS OPERA. ARIADNE AUF NAXOS.

THE COMPOSER.

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA.
FIDELIO. FIDELIO (C0VER)

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2005

THE DALLAS OPERA. ARIADNE AUF NAXOS. THE COMPOSER.

STAATSTHEATER STUTTGART. SIEGFRIED. BRÜNNHILDE.

FESTIVAL LANAUDIÈRE. MONTREAL.
NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE,OTTAWA.
GERMAN REPERTOIRE CONCERTS. (FIDELIO. SIEGFRIED. TRISTAN AND ISOLDE)(COVER - DEBORAH VOIGT)

SCOTTISH OPERA. FIDELIO. FIDELIO.

THE BOSTON SYMPHONY. DER FLIEGENDE HÕLLANDER. SENTA.

THE LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO. FIDELIO. TOSCA. (COVERS)

CONCERTGEBOUW ZATERDAG MATINEES. DIE BACHKANTINNEN. AGAVE.

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2004

STAATSTHEATER STUTTGART. SIEGFRIED. BRÜNNHILDE.

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA. DIE WALKÜRE. BRÜNNHILDE (COVER).

AUSTIN LYRIC OPERA. DER FLIEGENDE HÖLLANDER. SENTA.

AMERICAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. LYRIC SYMPHONY. ZEMLINSKY. SOPRANO SOLOIST.

SANTA FE OPERA TOSCA TOSCA(COVER)

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2003

SCOTTISH OPERA/EDINBURGH FESTIVAL. DER RING DES NIBELUNGENS. 5 COMPLETE CYCLES.

GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG. BRÜNNHILDE.

SIEGFRIED. BRÜNNHILDE.

DIE WALKÜRE. BRÜNNHILDE.

GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG. SEPARATE PRODUCTION. BRÜNNHILDE.

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2002

SCOTTISH OPERA. SIEGFRIED. BRÜNNHILDE.

CLEVELAND OPERA. TOSCA. TOSCA.

AUSTIN LYRIC OPERA. LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST. MINNIE.

SOUTH KOREAN SYMPHONY. OPERATIC GALA CONCERTS IN SEOUL. PUSAN & CH´ÔNGJU SOPRANO SOLOIST

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2001

KNOXVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. DIE WALKÜRE. ACT ONE. SIEGLINDE.

VALDOSTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. OPERATIC HIGHLIGHTS. TOSCA & ISOLDE.

SCOTTISH OPERA/EDINBURGH FESTIVAL.
DIE WALKÜRE BRÜNNHILDE.

SCOTTISH OPERA AT OPORTO, EUROPEAN CITY OF CULTURE FESTIVAL INÉS DE CASTRO BLANCA.

AUSTIN LYRIC OPERA. DIE WALKÜRE. BRÜNNHILDE.

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA. DOKTOR FAUST. THE DUCHESS OF PARMA.

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2000

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA. DOKTOR FAUST. THE DUCHESS OF PARMA.

OPERA OMAHA TOSCA. TOSCA.

EDMONTON OPERA. TOSCA. TOSCA.

GLIMMERGLASS OPERA. SALOME. SALOME.

SOUTH BEND SYMPHONY TOSCA & TRAVIATA EXCERPTS. BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO.9 SOPRANO SOLOIST.

OPÉRA DE MASSY DER FLIEGENDE HÖLLANDER. SENTA.

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1999

MANITOBA OPERA. TOSCA. TOSCA.

PORTLAND OPERA. AÏDA. AÏDA.

ARIZONA OPERA. ANDREA CHENIER. MADDALENA DI COIGNY.

SCOTTISH OPERA. INÉS DE CASTRO. BLANCA.

GREENSBORO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. VERDI REQUIEM. SOPRANO SOLOIST.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO MEFISTOFELE. MARGARITA/ELENA.

ALABAMA SYMPHONY. VERDI REQUIEM SOPRANO SOLOIST.

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1998

MINNESOTA OPERA. TOSCA. TOSCA.

CLEVELAND OPERA TOSCA TOSCA.

SCOTTISH OPERA. TOSCA TOSCA.

MID-WALES OPERA COMPANY TURANDOT. TURANDOT.

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1997

SCOTTISH OPERA TOSCA TOSCA

CALGARY OPERA COMPANY TOSCA TOSCA

OPERA FESTIVAL OF NEW JERSEY TOSCA TOSCA

CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY MANON LESCAUT MANON LESCAUT

FORT WAYNE PHILHARMONIC OPERA GALA AMELIA (UN BALLO IN MASCHERA) AÏDA BOHÈME TOSCA SOPRANO SOLOIST

PRAGUE AUTUMN FESTIVAL PUCCINI OPERA GALA BOHÈME TURANDOT MANON LESCAUT TOSCA SOPRANO SOLOIST

SEATTLE SYMPHONY BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO 9 SOPRANO SOLOIST

GLYNDEBOURNE FESTIVAL OPERA MANON LESCAUT MANON LESCAUT (COVER)

SCOTTISH OPERA SOUNDBITES/GLASGOW ROYAL CONCERT HALL/EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE NORMA(CASTA DIVA) & TOSCA SOPRANO SOLOIST

UTAH SYMPHONY/SALT LAKE CITY/OGDEN BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO 9 SOPRANO SOLOIST

GLIMMERGLASS OPERA JONATHAN MILLER MASTERCLASS TOSCA

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1996

BALTIMORE OPERA TOSCA TOSCA

SCOTTISH OPERA/EDINBURGH FESTIVAL INÉS DE CASTRO (WORLD PREMIÈRE) BLANCA

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO DER RING DES NIBELUNGENS GERHILDE GUTRUNE (PERFORMED)
SIEGLINDE FREIA(COVER)

CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY RICHARD STRAUSS CONCERT FINAL SCENE/COUNTESS CAPRICCIO

RICHMOND SYMPHONY BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO 9 SOPRANO SOLOIST

BUXTON FESTIVAL ENGLISH NORTHERN PHILHARMONIA AGATHE/DER FREISCHÜTZ FIDELIO CONCERT ARIA AH! PERFIDO BEETHOVEN SOPRANO SOLOIST

CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY ELEKTRA CHRYSOTHEMIS (COVER)

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1995

BALTIMORE OPERA MANON LESCAUT MANON LESCAUT

CHATTANOOGA OPERA IL TROVATORE LEONORA

ISRAELI PHILHARMONIC TOSCA TOSCA

BUFFALO SYMPHONY OPERA GALA/ART PARK BOHÈME (MIMI) TOSCA SOPRANO SOLOIST

TULSA OPERA THE CRUCIBLE ABIGAIL WILLIAMS

GALA BENEFIT CONCERT, EAST HAMPTON IL TROVATORE (LEONORA) BUTTERFLY MANON LESCAUT SOPRANO SOLOIST

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1994

TEATRO DI VERDI, PISA LIVORNO & MANTUA MACBETH LADY MACBETH

VAIL AND BEAVER CREEK FESTIVAL/ROCHESTER PHILHARMONIC TOSCA MADAMA BUTTERFLY FAUST RUSALKA RIGOLETTO SOPRANO SOLOIST

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA ELEKTRA FOURTH MAID

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO ANDREA CHENIER MADDALENA DI COIGNY (COVER)

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1993

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO TOSCA TOSCA

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO DIE WALKÜRE GERHILDE (PERFORMED) SIEGLINDE (COVER)

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA IN JAPAN DIE WALKÜRE ORTLINDE

EDMONTON OPERA THE TURN OF THE SCREW MISS JESSEL

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1992

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA DIE WALKÜRE ORTLINDE
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG GUTRUNE (COVER)

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO ELEKTRA THE OVERSEER (PERFORMED) CHRYSOTHEMIS (COVER)

THE LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO McTEAGUE TRINA (COVER)

THE LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO/FLORENCE GOULD HALL CONCERT MCTEAGUE EXCERPTS TRINA
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1991

THE LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO THE GAMBLER THE PALE LADY

THE LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO MEFISTOFELE ELENA (COVER)

MADISON OPERA DON GIOVANNI DONNA ANNA

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA ELEKTRA FOURTH MAID (COVER)

THE LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA CLEOPATRA (COVER)

THE LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO/STUDENT MATINEES COSÌ FAN TUTTE FIORDILIGI

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1990

LYRIC OPERA CENTER FOR AMERICA ARTISTS SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR THE STEPDAUGHTER

ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA THE MAGIC FLUTE 1ST.LADY PLUS GALA PERFORMANCE FOR H.R.H. PRINCESS DIANA, THE PRINCESS OF WALES

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1989

ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA THE MAGIC FLUTE 1ST. LADY

ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA A MASKED BALL AMELIA PLUS GALA PERFORMANCES FOR H.R.H. PRINCESS DIANA PRINCESS OF WALES.

VIDEOS

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA ELEKTRA

1994

BBC-TV

SIEGFRIED BBC 4 2004

DOCUMENTARY ON MAKING OF SCOTTISH OPERA’S GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG BBC SCOTLAND 2005

RECORDINGS

WEISGALL SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR NEW WORLD RECORDS 1994

RESPIGHI LUCREZIA BONGIOVANNI RECORDS 1981

 

EDUCATION

ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC MANCHESTER 1975-1978
VOICE TEACHER FREDERIC COX

NATIONAL OPERA STUDIO, LONDON 1978 - 1979 MASTER CLASSES WITH HANS HOTTER, REGINA RESNIK, TITO GOBBI GRAZIELLA SCIUTTI MICHAEL LANGDON

INTERNATIONAL OPERA STUDIO ZÜRICH 1980-1981

PERFORMANCES AT OPERNHAUS ZÜRICH AS DIE PFEFFERKUCHENFRAU IN DELIUS’S A VILLAGE ROMEO AND JULIET WITH SIR CHARLES MACKERRAS
AND 1ST.KNAPPE & 2ND BLUMENMÄDCHEN IN PARSIFAL WITH FERDINAND LEITNER. ALSO AS RESPIGHI’S LUCREZIA IN ASSISI’S FESTA MUSICA PRO WITH ETTORE GRACIS

VOICE TEACHERS IN U.S.A

MIGNON DUNN MARGARET HARSHAW

 

Miss Byrne began her professional career in 1980 with the Glyndebourne Festival Opera as a member of the chorus. As the chorus was made up of potential solo artists, Miss Byrne had the opportunity to cover major roles in the Festival and then perform them with The Glyndebourne Touring Opera making her professional solo debut as Alice Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff in 1981: Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni in 1982 and Fata Morgana in Prokofieff’s The Love of Three Oranges in 1983. She became a frequent guest artist with Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera and English National Opera during the 1980’s performing such roles as Gerhilde/3rd.Norn in W.N.O’s Ring Cycle where she first came to the attention of Sir Richard Armstrong with whom she would have a long collaboration in the future.
Other roles at W.N.O. included Aïda and Adalgisa (cover) in Norma. At E.N.O. she sang the roles of Cio Cio San in Madame Butterfly, Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera, Miss Jessel in The Turn of the Screw in a now landmark production by Jonathan Miller, Oxana in the British première of Rimsky-Korsakov’s ‘Christmas Eve’ and 1st.Lady in Nicholas Hytner’s famous production of Die Zauberflöte.

As a budding dramatic soprano she performed the roles of Asteria in Boito’s rarely performed Nerone and The Sister in Kurt Weill’s The Protagonist, both for Camden Festival. For Chelsea Opera she also sang the role of Agnes Sorel in Tchaicovsky’s rarely heard The Maid of Orleans and the role of Anna in Puccini’s early opera Le Villi for The University College Opera at The Bloomsbury Theatre. European appearances were as Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera for Stadttheater Luzern, Tatiana in Eugène Onégin for Stadttheater Trier, Minerva in Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria for Musica nel Chiostro, Batignano and the titile-role in rare performances of Respighi’s Lucrezia for the Festa Musica Pro in Assisi.

In concert Miss Byrne sang performances as the Soprano soloist in Verdi’s Requiem in Liverpool Cathedral Festival and Soprano 2/Una Penitentium in Mahler’s Symphony of a Thousand in The Royal Albert Hall in London and in Birmingham’s Town Hall as part of The University of Birmingham’s Centenary celebrations. In 1985 she was chosen to represent England in The Cardiff Singer of the World competition through her work with Arthur Hammond at The Royal Opera House Covent Garden whilst involved in productions of Die Zauberflöte (Ist. Lady - cover) and Das Rheingold Freia (cover).

July 2009

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