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Davies, Iestyn (countertenor)
© Marco Borggreve

Iestyn Davies (countertenor)

Iestyn Davies was born in York. He is the recipient of the award for the 2010 Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artist of the Year. He studied Archaeology and Anthropology at Cambridge University, where he was a choral scholar at St John’s College, before pursuing his vocal studies at the Royal Academy of Music. Since his operatic debut for Zurich Opera he has sung at many of the major houses across the world, including the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera New York, La Scala Milan, Chicago Lyric Opera, Houston Grand Opera, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera and L’Opéra National de Bordeaux. He has appeared in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Oberon and Voice of Apollo in Death in Venice, Arsace and Armindo in Handel’s Partenope and Hamor in Jephtha, as the Spirit in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and L’umana fragilità and Pisandro in Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria and as Ottone in L’incoronazione di Poppea.

Iestyn also enjoys a busy concert, recital and recording career. He is a regular performer at London’s Wigmore Hall and holds a residency there in the 2012–13 season. Other appearances include recitals at the Edinburgh International Festival, Wiener Konzerthaus, Snape Proms, Brighton Festival, York Early Music Festival and his recital debut in the Carnegie Hall, New York. In concert he regularly appears with all the major orchestras and Baroque ensembles including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Symphony, Accademia Bizantina, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Academy of Ancient Music, English Concert, the Early Opera Company and Ensemble Matheus. He also collaborates with accompanists including Julius Drake, Roger Vignoles and Kevin Murphy.

Albums

Hyperion monthly sampler – December 2014
FREE DOWNLOADHYP201412Download-only monthly sampler NEW
Arias for Guadagni
Studio Master: CDA67924Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Bach: Christmas Oratorio
Studio Master: CDA68031/22CDsStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Bach: Easter & Ascension Oratorios
Studio Master: CKD373Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Bach: St John Passion
Studio Master: CDA67901/22CDsStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Dowland: The Art of Melancholy
Studio Master: CDA68007Best of 2014Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Handel: Chandos Anthems Nos 5a, 6a & 8
Studio Master: CDA67926Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Handel: Chandos Anthems Nos 7, 9 & 11a
CDA67737
Handel: Messiah
CDA678002CDs for the price of 1
Łukaszewski: Via Crucis
CDA67724
Porpora: Cantatas
CDA67894

Complete works available for download

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750)
Ascension Oratorio, BWV11with Retrospect Ensemble, Matthew Halls (conductor)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV248with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Easter Oratorio, BWV249with Retrospect Ensemble, Matthew Halls (conductor)
St John Passion, BWV245with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Stephen Layton (conductor)
JOHN DOWLAND (1563-1626)
All ye whom Love or Fortune hath betrayedwith Thomas Dunford (lute)
Behold a wonder herewith Thomas Dunford (lute)
Burst forth, my tearswith Thomas Dunford (lute)
Can she excuse my wrongs?with Thomas Dunford (lute)
Come again, sweet love doth now invitewith Thomas Dunford (lute)
Come away, come sweet lovewith Thomas Dunford (lute)
Come, heavy Sleepwith Thomas Dunford (lute)
Flow, my tears, fall from your springswith Thomas Dunford (lute)
Go, crystal tearswith Thomas Dunford (lute)
I saw my lady weepwith Thomas Dunford (lute)
In darkness let me dwellwith Thomas Dunford (lute)
Now, oh now I needs must part – The Frog Galliardwith Thomas Dunford (lute)
Say, Love, if ever thou didst findwith Thomas Dunford (lute)
Shall I strive with words to move?with Thomas Dunford (lute)
Sorrow, stay, lend true repentant tearswith Thomas Dunford (lute)
Time stands stillwith Thomas Dunford (lute)
GAETANO GUADAGNI (1728-1792)
Pensa a serbarmi, o carawith Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen (conductor)
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759)
Let God arise 'Chandos Anthem No 11a', HWV256awith Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Academy of Ancient Music, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Messiah, HWV56with Polyphony, Britten Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (conductor)
My song shall be alway 'Chandos Anthem No 7', HWV252with Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Academy of Ancient Music, Stephen Layton (conductor)
O come, let us sing unto the Lord 'Chandos Anthem No 8', HWV253with Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Stephen Layton (conductor)
O praise the Lord with one consent 'Chandos Anthem No 9', HWV254with Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Academy of Ancient Music, Stephen Layton (conductor)
PAWEŁ ŁUKASZEWSKI (b1968)
Via Cruciswith Polyphony, Britten Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (conductor)
NICOLA PORPORA (1686-1768)
Dal povero mio corwith Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen (conductor)
Destatevi, o pastoriwith Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen (conductor)
Oh Dio, che non è verowith Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen (conductor)
Oh se fosse il mio corewith Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen (conductor)
Or che una nube ingratawith Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen (conductor)
Veggo la selva e il montewith Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen (conductor)

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

A trionfar mi chiama (Enea)  
Ach Herr, lass dein lieb Engelein  
Ah che dissi! (Enea)  
Ah! non turbi il mio riposo (Telemaco)  
Ahimè! Dove trascorsi? (Orfeo)  
Alfred (Arne)
All ye whom Love or Fortune hath betrayed (Dowland)
Ascension Oratorio, BWV11 (Bach)
Behold a wonder here (Dowland)
Belshazzar, HWV61 (Handel)
Burst forth, my tears (Dowland)
Can she excuse my wrongs? (Dowland)
Che farò senza Euridice? (Orfeo)  
Che puro ciel! (Orfeo)  
Christmas Oratorio, BWV248 (Bach)
Come again, sweet love doth now invite (Dowland)
Come away, come sweet love (Dowland)
Come, heavy Sleep (Dowland)
Contemplar almen chi l'ama  
Dal povero mio cor (Porpora)
Dal povero mio cor che vuoi, speranza?  
Destatevi, o pastori (Porpora)
Destatevi, o pastori, ecco il mattino  
Destructive war (Cyrus)  
Didone abbandonata (Hasse)
Easter Oratorio, BWV249 (Bach)
Flow, my tears, fall from your springs (Dowland)
Go, crystal tears (Dowland)
Great God! who, yet but darkly known (Cyrus)  
Ha scogli e rie procelle  
I saw my lady weep (Dowland)
In darkness let me dwell (Dowland)
Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage  
Kind heaven, if virtue be thy care (Didymus)  
Le direi, mormorando tra' sassi  
Let God arise 'Chandos Anthem No 11a', HWV256a (Handel)
Ma la selva, il monte intanto  
Martial Symphony – Destructive war (Cyrus)  
Menzognera dici: 'Spera'  
Messiah, HWV56 (Handel)
Mi fa barbara e ingrata  
M'intendi? Io tutto dissi: ahi qual tormento!  
My song shall be alway 'Chandos Anthem No 7', HWV252 (Handel)
Nei campi e nelle selve  
Now, oh now I needs must part – The Frog Galliard (Dowland)
O come, let us sing unto the Lord 'Chandos Anthem No 8', HWV253 (Handel)
O fairest of ten thousand fair (Michal/David)  
O Lord, whose mercies numberless (David)  
O praise the Lord with one consent 'Chandos Anthem No 9', HWV254 (Handel)
Odi colà la frigia tromba? (Enea)  
Oh Dio, che non è vero  
Oh Dio, che non è vero (Porpora)
Oh se fosse il mio core  
Oh se fosse il mio core (Porpora)
Or che una nube ingrata – Quando in quel fior  
Or che una nube ingrata (Porpora)
Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck)
Pallido, ancor tremante  
Passano i fiumi e i rivi  
Pensa a serbarmi, o cara (Guadagni)
Poscia, quando il pastor guida la greggia  
Quella ferita  
Racks, gibbets, sword and fire (Valens)  
Rule, Britannia  
Saul, HWV53 (Handel)
Say, Love, if ever thou didst find (Dowland)
Say, lovely Dream!  
Se lusinga il labro e 'l ciglio  
Se mi prestasse i vanni  
Se resto sul lido (Enea)  
Sento pietade  
Senza il misero piacer  
Shall I strive with words to move? (Dowland)
Silvio amante disperato  
Sorrow, stay, lend true repentant tears (Dowland)
St John Passion, BWV245 (Bach)
Telemaco (Gluck)
The Choice of Hercules, HWV69 (Handel)
The Dance of the Blessed Spirits  
The Fairies (Smith)
The raptur'd soul (Didymus)  
Theodora, HWV68 (Handel)
Time stands still (Dowland)
To pow'r immortal my first thanks are due (Gobrias)  
Tornerò fra le gregge  
Veggo la selva e il monte  
Veggo la selva e il monte (Porpora)
Vengeance, O come inspire me!  
Via Crucis (Łukaszewski)
When Britain first at heaven's command  
Yet, can I hear that dulcet lay (Hercules)  
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