Artist Hyperion Records
McGreevy, Geraldine (soprano)

Geraldine McGreevy (soprano)

Geraldine McGreevy is the 1996 Kathleen Ferrier award winner. She graduated in music from the University of Birmingham and was a postgraduate student at the Royal Academy of Music. She has subsequently been made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. She continued her studies at the National Opera Studio, sponsored by English National Opera, and currently studies with Richard Smart.

Geraldine McGreevy's recordings include Schubert, Schumann, Chausson and a solo Hugo Wolf recital with Graham Johnson for Hyperion, songs by Arthur Bliss with the Nash Ensemble (Hyperion), music by John Blow with Red Byrd and the Parley of Instruments (Hyperion) and Handel’s Arminio with Il Complesso Barocco and Alan Curtis (EMI). In recital she has appeared at the Wigmore Hall, St. John's Smith Square and the KlavierFest Ruhr with Graham Johnson and at the Edinburgh Festival with Julius Drake.

Recent concert engagements include The English Concert with Trevor Pinnock, the Moscow Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra in Zurich with Jane Glover, the London Philharmonic Orchestra with Kurt Masur, the Sharoun Ensemble and Anne Manson in the Cologne Philharmonie, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra with Petr Altrichter and Libor Pesek, the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields with Sir Neville Marriner and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra with Nicholas McGegan.

Her operatic roles have included Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) and Mistress Page (Sir John in Love) for British Youth Opera and Fiordiligi (Royal Academy of Music conducted by Sir Colin Davis). She made her debut with Welsh National Opera as First Lady (Die Zauberflöte), returning for Miss Jessel (The Turn of the Screw), Micaela (Carmen), Countess (Le nozze di Figaro), Donna Anna, Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus) and Vitellia (La clemenza di Tito). She has sung Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte) for Opera Zuid and both Female Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia) and Vitellia (La clemenza di Tito) at the Edinburgh Festival. She made her debut at the 2001 Aix-en-Provence Festival as Alice Ford (Falstaff), also seen at the Theatre des Champs Elysees, and with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in Parsifal under Sir Simon Rattle.

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Bliss: A Knot of Riddles & other songs
CDA67188/92CDs Composers of World War I
Blow: Awake my lyre
CDA66658Archive Service
Chabrier: Songs
Chausson: Songs
Fauré: The Complete Songs, Vol. 1 – Au bord de l'eau
Fauré: The Complete Songs, Vol. 2 – Un paysage choisi
Fauré: The Complete Songs, Vol. 4 – Dans un parfum de roses
Gibbs: Songs
Poulenc: The Complete Songs
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Schubert: The Complete Songs
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Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 35
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Schumann: The Complete Songs
CDS44441/5010CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Schumann: The Complete Songs, Vol. 11 – Hanno Müller-Brachmann
Schumann: The Complete Songs, Vol. 6 – Geraldine McGreevy, Stella Doufexis, Adrian Thompson & Stephan Loges
CDJ33106Download currently discounted
Wolf: Goethe Lieder
CDA67130Archive ServiceDownload currently discounted
A Treasury of English Song
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Complete works available for download

Il est né, le divin enfantwith Graham Johnson (piano)
SIR ARTHUR BLISS (1891-1975))
A child's prayerwith Kathron Sturrock (piano)
A Christmas carolwith Leo Phillips (violin), John Lenehan (piano)
Angels of the mindwith Kathron Sturrock (piano)
Sea lovewith Leo Phillips (violin)
The ballads of the four seasonswith Kathron Sturrock (piano)
The mad woman of Punnet's Townwith Leo Phillips (violin), John Lenehan (piano)
Three Jolly gentlemenwith Kathron Sturrock (piano)
Two American poemswith Kathron Sturrock (piano)
Two Nursery rhymes
Vocalisewith Leo Phillips (violin)
JOHN BLOW (1649-1708))
Awake, awake, my Lyre! 'A Supplication'with Red Byrd, The Parley of Instruments, Suzie Le Blanc (soprano), John Potter (tenor)
Gloria Patri, qui creavit noswith Red Byrd, The Parley of Instruments, Suzie Le Blanc (soprano), Charles Daniels (tenor), John Potter (tenor), Richard Wistreich (bass)
Paratum cor meum, Deuswith Red Byrd, The Parley of Instruments, Suzie Le Blanc (soprano)
Salvator mundi, salva noswith Red Byrd, The Parley of Instruments, Suzie Le Blanc (soprano), Charles Daniels (tenor), John Potter (tenor), Richard Wistreich (bass)
Sing, ye muses 'Epilogue'with Red Byrd, The Parley of Instruments, Suzie Le Blanc (soprano), Charles Daniels (tenor), John Potter (tenor), Richard Wistreich (bass)
Whilst on Septimnius's panting breast 'Septimnius and Acme, Ode from Catullus'with Red Byrd, The Parley of Instruments, Suzie Le Blanc (soprano), Richard Wistreich (bass)
Duo de l'ouvreuse de l'Opéra Comique et de l'employé du Bon Marchéwith Toby Spence (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Ode à la musiquewith Polyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor), Graham Johnson (piano)
ERNEST CHAUSSON (1855-1899))
La nuit, Op 11 No 1with Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
Le réveil, Op 11 No 2with Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
GABRIEL FAURÉ (1845-1924))
Automne, Op 18 No 3with Graham Johnson (piano)
En prièrewith Graham Johnson (piano)
Ici-bas!, Op 8 No 3with Graham Johnson (piano)
La fée aux chansons, Op 27 No 2with Graham Johnson (piano)
L'aurorewith Graham Johnson (piano)
Le pays des rêves, Op 39 No 3with Graham Johnson (piano)
Puisqu'ici-bas toute âme, Op 10 No 1with Graham Johnson (piano), Stella Doufexis (soprano)
Rêve d'amour, Op 5 No 2with Graham Johnson (piano)
Tarentelle, Op 10 No 2with Stella Doufexis (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
Tristesse, Op 6 No 2with Graham Johnson (piano)
Vocalise-étudewith Graham Johnson (piano)
Ann's cradle song, Op 20 No 1with Roger Vignoles (piano)
Araby, Op 20 No 2with Roger Vignoles (piano)
Arrogant poppieswith Roger Vignoles (piano)
Five eyes, Op 15 No 2 or Op 9 No 3with Roger Vignoles (piano)
In the highlands, Op 9with Roger Vignoles (piano)
Lullabywith Roger Vignoles (piano)
Mistletoewith Roger Vignoles (piano)
Neglected moon!with Roger Vignoles (piano)
Nightfallwith Roger Vignoles (piano)
Silver, Op 30 No 2with Roger Vignoles (piano)
Summer nightwith Roger Vignoles (piano)
Take heed, young heartwith Roger Vignoles (piano)
The birch treewith Roger Vignoles (piano)
The flooded streamwith Roger Vignoles (piano)
The mad princewith Roger Vignoles (piano)
The sleeping beautywith Roger Vignoles (piano)
The tiger-lilywith Roger Vignoles (piano)
To one who passed whistling through the nightwith Roger Vignoles (piano)
FRANCIS POULENC (1899-1963))
À sa guitare, FP79with Graham Johnson (piano)
Colloque, FP108with Robin Tritschler (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Deux mélodies, FP162with Graham Johnson (piano)
Fancy, FP174with Graham Johnson (piano)
Le portrait, FP92with Graham Johnson (piano)
Le travail du peintre, FP161with Graham Johnson (piano)
Main dominée par le cœur, FP135with Graham Johnson (piano)
Métamorphoses, FP121with Graham Johnson (piano)
Paul et Virginie, FP132with Graham Johnson (piano)
Une chanson de porcelaine, FP169with Graham Johnson (piano)
Vocalise, FP44with Graham Johnson (piano)
FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828))
Lachen und Weinen, D777with Graham Johnson (piano)
Schwestergruss, D762with Graham Johnson (piano)
CLARA SCHUMANN (1819-1896))
Sechs Lieder aus Jucunde, Op 23with Graham Johnson (piano)
ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810-1856))
Minnespiel, Op 101with Hanno Müller-Brachmann (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)
Spanische Liebeslieder, Op 138with Graham Johnson (piano)
Spanisches Liederspiel, Op 74with Graham Johnson (piano)
HUGO WOLF (1860-1903))
Gretchen vor dem Andachtsbild der Mater dolorosawith Graham Johnson (piano)

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

A child's prayer (Bliss)
A Christmas carol (Bliss)
À sa guitare, FP79 (Poulenc)
A swell within her billowed skirts  
Ach neige, du Schmerzenreiche  
Alle gingen, Herz, zur Ruh  
Als ich auf dem Euphrat schiffte  
Also lieb' ich Euch, Geliebte  
An dem reinsten Frühlingsmorgen  
An einem lichten Morgen  
Anakreons Grab  
Âne ou vache coq ou cheval  
Angels of the mind (Bliss)
Ann's cradle song, Op 20 No 1 (Gibbs)
Araby, Op 20 No 2 (Gibbs)
Arrogant poppies (Gibbs)
As I sat down by Saddle Stream  
Auf einem grünen Hügel  
Automne au ciel brumeux, aux horizons navrants  
Automne, Op 18 No 3 (Fauré)
Aux cieux la lune monte et luit  
Avril est de retour  
Awake, awake, my Lyre! 'A Supplication' (Blow)
Bedeckt mich mit Blumen  
Bei dem Glanz der Abendröte  
Belle, méchante, menteuse, injuste  
Blaue Augen hat das Mädchen  
C'est ainsi que tu es  
Ciel! les colonies  
Colloque, FP108 (Poulenc)
Come, browse, my goats, Christ's manger hay  
Dank des Paria  
Das Beet, schon lockert  
Das ist ein Tag, der klingen mag  
Dass ihr steht in Liebesglut  
Day is the hero's shield  
De jour merci de nuit prends garde  
Der Contrabandiste  
Der du von dem Himmel bist  
Der Schäfer  
Der Strauss, den ich gepflückt  
Dereinst, dereinst  
Deux mélodies, FP162 (Poulenc)
Die Bekehrte  
Die heiligen drei König mit ihrem Stern  
Die Spröde  
Die tausend Grüsse  
D'une rose mourante  
Dunkler Lichtglanz, blinder Blick  
Duo de l'ouvreuse de l'Opéra Comique et de l'employé du Bon Marché (Chabrier)
Ein Blumenglöckchen  
En prière (Fauré)
Entoure ce citron de blanc d’œuf informe  
Erste Begegnung  
Es ist verraten  
Es war ein fauler Schäfer  
Fancy, FP174 (Poulenc)
Five eyes, Op 15 No 2 or Op 9 No 3 (Gibbs)
Flutenreicher Ebro  
For Morn, my dome of blue  
From star to star, from sun and spring and leaf  
Frühling übers Jahr  
Geheimes Flüstern hier und dort  
Georges Braque  
Gleich und Gleich  
Gloria Patri, qui creavit nos (Blow)
God in me is the fury on the bare heath  
Gretchen vor dem Andachtsbild der Mater dolorosa (Wolf)
Grosser Brahma! Nun erkenn ich  
Gutmann und Gutweib  
Heaven bles the babe! they said  
Heiss mich nicht reden  
Hoch beglückt in deiner Liebe  
Hoch, hoch sind die Berge  
Ich bin dein Baum  
Ich bin der Contrabandiste  
Ich bin geliebt  
Ici-bas tous les lilas meurent  
Ici-bas!, Op 8 No 3 (Fauré)
Il est né, le divin enfant (Anon/Fauré)
Il était une fée  
Im Mondenschein  
In der Nacht  
In the beck  
In the highlands, Op 9 (Gibbs)
Irrémédiable vie  
J’ai vu reluire en un coin de mes âges  
Jacques Villon  
Joan Miró  
Juan Gris  
Kennst du das Land?  
L’aurore s’allume  
La fée aux chansons, Op 27 No 2 (Fauré)
La nuit, Op 11 No 1 (Chausson)
Lachen und Weinen, D777 (Schubert)
L'aurore (Fauré)
Le pays des rêves, Op 39 No 3 (Fauré)
Le portrait, FP92 (Poulenc)
Le réveil, Op 11 No 2 (Chausson)
Le sort jadis ne me faisait pas fête  
Le travail du peintre, FP161 (Poulenc)
Lenten flowers  
Lichtlein schwimmen auf dem Strome  
Liebster, deine Worte stehlen  
Lieder nach Gedichten von J W von Goethe (Wolf)
Lullaby (Gibbs)
Ma guitare, je te chante  
Ma guitarre, je te chante  
Main dominée par le cœur, FP135 (Poulenc)
Marc Chagall  
Mein schöner Stern!  
Meine Töne still und heiter  
Mélisande's song  
Métamorphoses, FP121 (Poulenc)
Mignon I  
Mignon II  
Mignon III  
Minnespiel, Op 101 (Schumann)
Mistletoe (Gibbs)
Mögen alle bösen Zungen  
Mon cœur, lève-toi! Déjà l'alouette  
Musique adorable  
Neglected moon! (Gibbs)
Nelken wind' ich und Jasmin  
Night comes, an angel stands  
Nightfall (Gibbs)
Nimmer will ich dich verlieren  
Nous bénissons la douce Nuit  
Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt  
O Freund, mein Schirm, mein Schutz!  
O Lust, o Lust  
O wie lieblich ist das Mädchen  
Ode à la musique (Chabrier)
On the Mirror Lake three hundred lie around  
Pablo Picasso  
Paratum cor meum, Deus (Blow)
Paul et Virginie, FP132 (Poulenc)
Paul Klee  
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op 80 (Fauré)
Primrose, anemone, bluebell, moss  
Puisqu'ici-bas toute âme, Op 10 No 1 (Fauré)
Reine des mouettes  
Rêve d'amour, Op 5 No 2 (Fauré)
Salvator mundi, salva nos (Blow)
Schön ist das Fest des Lenzes  
Schwestergruss, D762 (Schubert)
Sea love (Bliss)
Sechs Gedichte von Scheffel, Mörike, Goethe und Justinus Kerner (Wolf)
Sechs Lieder aus Jucunde, Op 23 (Schumann)
Si la voix d'un enfant peut monter jusqu'à vous  
S'il est un charmant gazon  
Silver, Op 30 No 2 (Gibbs)
Sing, ye muses 'Epilogue' (Blow)
Singet nicht in Trauertönen  
So lang man nüchtern ist  
So lasst mich scheinen  
So wahr die Sonne scheinet  
Soleil de proie prisonnier de ma tête  
Spanische Liebeslieder, Op 138 (Schumann)
Spanisches Liederspiel, Op 74 (Schumann)
St Nepomuks Vorabend  
Summer night (Gibbs)
Sur la pente fatale le voyageur profite  
Ta chair, d'âme mêlée  
Take heed, young heart (Gibbs)
Tarentelle, Op 10 No 2 (Fauré)
Tell me where is Fancy bred  
Tell me, where is fancy bred  
The ballads of the four seasons (Bliss)
The birch tree (Gibbs)
The courier will depart on the morrow for the front  
The dandelion  
The flooded stream (Gibbs)
The King’s three blind daughters  
The lovely Lo-foh of the land of Chin  
The mad prince (Gibbs)
The mad woman of Punnet's Town (Bliss)
The moon is above the city of Chang-an  
The ragwort  
The return from town  
The sleeping beauty (Gibbs)
The thistles on the sandy flats  
The tiger-lily (Gibbs)
There is a fish, that quivers in the pool  
Three Jolly gentlemen (Bliss)
Tide be runnin' the great world over  
Tief im Herzen trag ich Pein  
To one who passed whistling through the night (Gibbs)
Tristesse, Op 6 No 2 (Fauré)
Two American poems (Bliss)
Two Nursery rhymes (Bliss)
Un oiseau s’envole  
Und morgen fällt Sankt Martins Fest  
Und schläfst du, mein Mädchen  
Une chanson de porcelaine, FP169 (Poulenc)
Veux-tu qu’au beau pays des rêves  
Violon hippocampe et sirène  
Vocalise (Bliss)
Vocalise, FP44 (Poulenc)
Vocalise-étude (Fauré)
Von dem Rosenbusch, o Mutter  
Wanderers Nachtlied  
Wann, erscheint der Morgen  
Wann, wann erscheint der Morgen, wann denn!  
Was weinst du, Blümlein  
Wearing worry about money like a hair shirt  
Weh, wie zornig ist das Mädchen  
Wenn zu der Regenwand  
Whilst on Septimnius's panting breast 'Septimnius and Acme, Ode from Catullus' (Blow)
Wie im Morgenglanze  
Wo die Rose hier blüht  
Worry about money