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Dawson, Lynne (opera)

Nicholas Anderson

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print December 1992 |
Published online January 2002 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI:

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(b York, June 3, 1956). English soprano. She studied at the GSM. She made her début as the Countess with Kent Opera in 1986 and sang Monteverdi’s Orfeo (a role she later recorded) at Florence the following year. Her other roles have included Zdenka in Arabella (1988) and Xiphares in Mitridate (1991), both at the Châtelet, Paris; Pamina for Scottish Opera (1988) and Konstanze at La Monnaie (1990); and Teresa (Benvenuto Cellini) at Amsterdam in 1991. She is a good linguist and has brought particular conviction and charm to the roles of Angelica in Handel’s Orlando, Pamina, and Sandrina in Mozart’s La finta giardiniera. Her warmly coloured, clear-textured voice, with its sensitively controlled vibrato, is admirably suited to the Baroque and Classical repertory. Her unaffected personality and interpretative freshness communicate themselves strongly in English Baroque operas, her recordings of which include ...

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Subjects: Opera

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