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Mills, Bronwen (soprano)

Bronwen Mills (soprano)

Bronwen Mills studied at the Guildhall of Music after obtaining a Bachelor of Music degree from King’s College, London. She began her singing career with John Eliot Gardiner’s Monteverdi Choir, singing also for the Schutz Choir with Roger Norrington, The Richard Hickox Singers and the BBC Singers ad hoc. She made her operatic debut with Kent Opera singing Miss Jessel in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw. She then sang Fiordiligi in Così Fan Tutte and Violetta in La Traviata for Opera 80 (now English Touring Opera), to great critical acclaim. She has sung principal roles for Welsh National Opera, Opera North, Dublin Opera, New Israeli Opera, and in Parma, Ferrara, and Reggio Emilia in Italy.

She has wide concert and oratorio repertoire and has sung with the English Chamber Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Halle Orchestra as well as making regular appearances on the South Bank in London. She has been the soprano soloist with most of the major choral societies in the UK. She sang Handel’s Messiah in Lithuania and at the Kremlin in Moscow conducted by Yehudi Menuhin. She has made recordings including Donizetti’s Emilia di Liverpool, Boyce’s Solomon, Dibdin’s Ephesian Matron and Polly in The Beggar’s Opera. She is regularly to be heard on Radio 3 and Classic FM.

Bronwen is the singing teacher of the choristers at Tewkesbury Abbey. She is also singing teacher at Lincoln College, Oxford and teaches the Choral Scholars at many other Oxford Colleges.

Albums
'Boyce: Solomon' (CDA66378)
Boyce: Solomon
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'Dibdin: Ephesian Matron, Brickdust Man & Grenadier' (CDA66608)
Dibdin: Ephesian Matron, Brickdust Man & Grenadier
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'Gay: The Beggar's Opera' (CDA66591/2)
Gay: The Beggar's Opera
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'The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 1' (HYP12)
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 1
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Alphabetical listing of all musical works
A fox may steal your hens, sir (Peachum)  Act 1 No 20 Air 11, 'A soldier and a sailor' (Eccles) of The Beggar's Opera (Gay/Pepusch)
Among the men, coquets we find (Polly/Lucy)  Act 3 No 18 Air 50, 'Would fate to me Belinda give' (Wilford) of The Beggar's Opera (Gay/Pepusch)
How cruel are the traitors (Lucy/Macheath)  Act 2 No 18 Air 28, ''Twas when the sea was roaring' (Handel) of The Beggar's Opera (Gay/Pepusch)
If love the virgin's heart invade (Mrs Peachum/Peachum)  Act 1 No 9 Air 4, 'Why is your faithful slave disdain'd?' (attrib. Bononcini) of The Beggar's Opera (Gay/Pepusch)
Let us take the road (Matt)  Act 2 No 4 Air 20, 'March in Rinaldo' (Handel) of The Beggar's Opera (Gay/Pepusch)
My heart was so free (Macheath/Polly)  Act 1 No 27 Air 15, 'Pray, fair one, be kind' (Leveridge) of The Beggar's Opera (Gay/Pepusch)
Pretty Polly, say (Macheath/Polly)  Act 1 No 26 Air 14, 'Pretty parrot, say' (Freeman) of The Beggar's Opera (Gay/Pepusch)
Solomon (Boyce)
The Beggar's Opera (Gay/Pepusch)
The Ephesian Matron, or The Widow's Tears (Dibdin)
The modes of the court so common are grown (Macheath/Ben/Matt)  Act 3 No 8 Air 44, 'Lillibulero' (attrib. Purcell) of The Beggar's Opera (Gay/Pepusch)
Thus when the swallow, seeking prey (Polly/Macheath/Lucy)  Act 2 No 28 Air 34, 'All in the Downs' (Sandoni) of The Beggar's Opera (Gay/Pepusch)
'Tis woman that seduces all mankind (Filch/Peachum)  Act 1 No 5 Air 2, 'The bonny gray-ey'd morn' (Clarke) of The Beggar's Opera (Gay/Pepusch)
Virgins are like the fair flower in its lustre (Polly/Peachum)  Act 1 No 14 Air 6, 'What shall I do to show how much I love her?' (Purcell) of The Beggar's Opera (Gay/Pepusch)
When he holds up his hand (Lucy/Lockit)  Act 3 No 26, Air 55 'Ianthe the lovely' (Barrett) of The Beggar's Opera (Gay/Pepusch)
When you censure the age (Lockit/Peachum)  Act 2 No 21 Air 30, 'How happy are we' (Barrett) of The Beggar's Opera (Gay/Pepusch)
When young at the bar you first taught me to score (Lucy/Lockit)  Act 3 No 2 Air 41, 'If love's a sweet passion' (Purcell) of The Beggar's Opera (Gay/Pepusch)
Would I might be hang'd! (Lucy/Polly/Macheath/Jailer)  Act 3 No 34 Air 68, 'All you that must take a leap' (Ramondon) of The Beggar's Opera (Gay/Pepusch)
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