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Davies, Iestyn (countertenor)
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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
'Arias for Guadagni' (CDA67924)
Arias for Guadagni
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67924  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Bach: Christmas Oratorio' (CDA68031/2)
Bach: Christmas Oratorio
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'Bach: St John Passion' (CDA67901/2)
Bach: St John Passion
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'Dowland: The Art of Melancholy' (CDA68007)
Dowland: The Art of Melancholy
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'Handel: Chandos Anthems Nos 5a, 6a & 8' (CDA67926)
Handel: Chandos Anthems Nos 5a, 6a & 8
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'Handel: Chandos Anthems Nos 7, 9 & 11a' (CDA67737)
Handel: Chandos Anthems Nos 7, 9 & 11a
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'Handel: Messiah' (CDA67800)
Handel: Messiah
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'Łukaszewski: Via Crucis' (CDA67724)
Łukaszewski: Via Crucis
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'Porpora: Cantatas' (CDA67894)
Porpora: Cantatas
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'Hyperion monthly sampler – April 2014' (HYP201404)
Hyperion monthly sampler – April 2014
HYP201404  Download-only monthly sampler   No longer available
On other labels
'Bach: Easter & Ascension Oratorios' (CKD373)
Bach: Easter & Ascension Oratorios
CKD373  Download only   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
A trionfar mi chiama (Enea)  Act 3 Scene 8b, Aria from Didone abbandonata (Hasse)
Ach Herr, lass dein lieb Engelein  Part 2 No 40, Chorale of St John Passion, BWV245 (Bach)
Ah che dissi! (Enea)  Act 1 Scene 19a, Accompagnato from Didone abbandonata (Hasse)
Ah! non turbi il mio riposo (Telemaco)  Act 2 Scene 3, Aria from Telemaco (Gluck)
Ahimè! Dove trascorsi? (Orfeo)  Act 3 Scene 1a, Recitative from Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck)
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)  Act 3 Scene 1b, Aria from Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck)
Che puro ciel! (Orfeo)  Act 2 Scene 2b, Arioso from Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck)
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  Movement 4, Aria of Or che una nube ingrata (Porpora)
Dal povero mio cor (Porpora)
Dal povero mio cor che vuoi, speranza?  Movement 1, Recitativo of Dal povero mio cor (Porpora)
Destatevi, o pastori (Porpora)
Destatevi, o pastori, ecco il mattino  Movement 1, Recitativo of Destatevi, o pastori (Porpora)
Destructive war (Cyrus)  Act 3 Scene 3, Aria from Belshazzar, HWV61 (Handel)
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)  Act 1, Aria from Belshazzar, HWV61 (Handel)
Ha scogli e rie procelle  Movement 4, Aria of Dal povero mio cor (Porpora)
I saw my lady weep (Dowland)
In darkness let me dwell (Dowland)
Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage  Part 1 No 1, Chorus of Christmas Oratorio, BWV248 (Bach)
Kind heaven, if virtue be thy care (Didymus)  Aria from Theodora, HWV68 (Handel)
Le direi, mormorando tra' sassi  Movement 2, Aria of Veggo la selva e il monte (Porpora)
Let God arise 'Chandos Anthem No 11a', HWV256a (Handel)
Ma la selva, il monte intanto  Movement 4, Aria of Veggo la selva e il monte (Porpora)
Martial Symphony – Destructive war (Cyrus)  Act 3 Scene 3, Symphony – Aria from Belshazzar, HWV61 (Handel)
Menzognera dici: 'Spera'  Movement 2, Aria of Dal povero mio cor (Porpora)
Messiah, HWV56 (Handel)
Mi fa barbara e ingrata  Movement 3, Recitativo of Oh se fosse il mio core (Porpora)
M'intendi? Io tutto dissi: ahi qual tormento!  Movement 3, Recitativo of Or che una nube ingrata (Porpora)
My song shall be alway 'Chandos Anthem No 7', HWV252 (Handel)
Nei campi e nelle selve  Movement 2, Aria of Destatevi, o pastori (Porpora)
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)  Act 2, Duet from Saul, HWV53 (Handel)
O Lord, whose mercies numberless (David)  Act 1 Scene 5, Aria from Saul, HWV53 (Handel)
O praise the Lord with one consent 'Chandos Anthem No 9', HWV254 (Handel)
Odi colà la frigia tromba? (Enea)  Act 3 Scene 8a, Fanfare & Recitative from Didone abbandonata (Hasse)
Oh Dio, che non è vero  Movement 1, Recitativo of Oh Dio, che non è vero (Porpora)
Oh Dio, che non è vero (Porpora)
Oh se fosse il mio core  Movement 1, Recitativo of Oh se fosse il mio core (Porpora)
Oh se fosse il mio core (Porpora)
Or che una nube ingrata – Quando in quel fior  Movement 1, Adagio – Recitativo of Or che una nube ingrata (Porpora)
Or che una nube ingrata (Porpora)
Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck)
Pallido, ancor tremante  Movement 3, Recitativo of Dal povero mio cor (Porpora)
Passano i fiumi e i rivi  Movement 3, Recitativo of Oh Dio, che non è vero (Porpora)
Pensa a serbarmi, o cara (Guadagni)
Poscia, quando il pastor guida la greggia  Movement 3, Recitativo of Veggo la selva e il monte (Porpora)
Quella ferita  Movement 2, Aria of Oh Dio, che non è vero (Porpora)
Racks, gibbets, sword and fire (Valens)  Act 1 No 5, Air from Theodora, HWV68 (Handel)
Rule, Britannia  Song of Alfred (Arne)
Saul, HWV53 (Handel)
Say, Love, if ever thou didst find (Dowland)
Say, lovely Dream!  Extract from The Fairies (Smith)
Se lusinga il labro e 'l ciglio  Movement 2, Aria of Oh se fosse il mio core (Porpora)
Se mi prestasse i vanni  Movement 4, Aria of Oh Dio, che non è vero (Porpora)
Se resto sul lido (Enea)  Act 1 Scene 19b, Aria from Didone abbandonata (Hasse)
Sento pietade  Movement 4, Aria of Oh se fosse il mio core (Porpora)
Senza il misero piacer  Movement 2, Aria of Or che una nube ingrata (Porpora)
Shall I strive with words to move? (Dowland)
Silvio amante disperato  Movement 4, Aria of Destatevi, o pastori (Porpora)
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  Act 2 Scene 2a, Ballo from Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck)
The Fairies (Smith)
The raptur'd soul (Didymus)  Act 1 Scene 2, Aria from Theodora, HWV68 (Handel)
Theodora, HWV68 (Handel)
Time stands still (Dowland)
To pow'r immortal my first thanks are due (Gobrias)  Act 3 Scene 3, Air from Belshazzar, HWV61 (Handel)
Tornerò fra le gregge  Movement 3, Recitativo of Destatevi, o pastori (Porpora)
Veggo la selva e il monte  Movement 1, Recitativo of Veggo la selva e il monte (Porpora)
Veggo la selva e il monte (Porpora)
Vengeance, O come inspire me!  Act 2, Aria from Alfred (Arne)
Via Crucis (Łukaszewski)
When Britain first at heaven's command  First line to Rule, Britannia, Song of Alfred (Arne)
Yet, can I hear that dulcet lay (Hercules)  No 15, Air from The Choice of Hercules, HWV69 (Handel)
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