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Cargill, Karen (mezzo-soprano)
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Karen Cargill (mezzo-soprano)

Scottish mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill has established an international career in concert, opera and recital, and regularly sings with Boston, Rotterdam, Seoul and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and London Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras. She has performed under esteemed conductors including James Levine, Yannick Nézet-Séquin, Myung Whun Chung, Bernard Haitink, Sir Simon Rattle, Robin Ticciati and the late Sir Colin Davis. Her Linn recording of Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été and La mort de Cléopâtre with Robin Ticciati and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra was named Gramophone’s ‘Recording of the Month’.

Past and future highlights with her regular recital partner Simon Lepper include appearances at the Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Kennedy Centre Washington, as well as her New York recital debut at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall and regular recitals live on BBC Radio 3.

In opera, she has appeared at the Metropolitan Opera, New York; Deutsche Opera, Berlin; as well as the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, English National Opera and Scottish Opera.

Cargill studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, the University of Toronto and the National Opera Studio in London. She was the winner of the 2002 Kathleen Ferrier Award and in 2013 Cargill was invited to be an Associate Artist of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.


Beethoven: Symphony No 9
Studio Master: LSO0592Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Berlioz: Les nuits d'été & La mort de Cléopâtre
Studio Master: CKD421Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Mahler & Mahler: Lieder
Studio Master: CKD453Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Verdi: Requiem
Studio Master: LSO0683Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Hyperion monthly sampler – July 2014
FREE DOWNLOADHYP201407Download-only monthly sampler

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

Au cimetière  
Bei dir ist es traut (Mahler)
Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder! (Mahler)
C’en est donc fait! Ma honte est assurée  
Cléopâtre (Berlioz)
Connaissez-vous la blanche tombe  
Die stille Stadt (Mahler)
Die zwei blauen Augen von meinem Schatz  
Dites, le jeune belle  
Ging heut' morgen über's Feld  
Grands Pharaons, nobles Lagides  
Ich atmet' einen linden Duft! (Mahler)
Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (Mahler)
Ich hab' ein glühend Messer  
Ich wandle unter Blumen (Mahler)
In meines Vaters Garten (Mahler)
Laue Sommernacht (Mahler)
Le spectre de la rose  
Les nuits d'été, Op 7 (Berlioz)
Liebst du um Schönheit (Mahler)
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Mahler)
Liegt eine Stadt im Tale  
L'île inconnue  
Ma belle amie est morte  
O Röschen rot  
Presto – Allegro assai 'Ode to Joy'  
Quand viendra la saison nouvelle  
Requiem (Verdi)
Reviens, reviens, me bien-aimée  
Scène lyrique  
Soulève ta paupière close  
Sur les lagunes  
Symphony No 9 in D minor 'Choral', Op 125 (Beethoven)
Um Mitternacht (Mahler)
Urlicht (Mahler)
Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht  

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