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Rigby, Jean (contralto)

Jean Rigby (contralto)

Jean Rigby studied at the Birmingham School of Music and subsequently at the Royal Academy of Music with Patricia Clarke.

She has a long association with English National Opera, where her many roles have included Penelope (The Return of Ulysses), Jocasta (Oedipus Rex), Carmen, Octavian, Britten’s Lucretia, Rosina, Helen of Troy (King Priam), Hyppolyta (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Maddalena (Rigoletto), Amastris (Xerxes), Meg Page (Falstaff), Nicklausse (The Tales of Hoffmann) and Ruth in The Pirates of Penzance.

She is a regular guest at the Glyndebourne Festival. For the Royal Opera, Covent Garden she has sung Nicklausse and Dryade (Ariadne auf Naxos). She has sung Isabella (L’Italiana in Algeri) for the Buxton Festival and both Angelina (La Cenerentola) and Idamantes (Idomeneo) for Garsington Opera. Abroad, she has appeared with the Netherlands Opera), the Flanders Opera, Seattle Opera and San Diego Opera.

Jean Rigby appears with the major orchestras and is a regular soloist at the BBC Promenade concerts. Her engagements have included concerts with Sir Neville Marriner, Trevor Pinnock, Mikhail Pletnev, Matthias Bamert, Robert King, Richard Hickox, Sir Andrew Davis, Sir Charles Mackerras and Leonard Slatkin.

Jean Rigby’s extensive discography ranges from Bach, Vivaldi and Handel to Britten, Janacek and Birtwistle.

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Albums

Beethoven: Early Cantatas
CDH55479Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Beethoven: Mass in C major
CDH55263Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Berlioz: L'Enfance du Christ
CDD220672CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Britten: Phaedra & other works
CDH55225Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service
Bruckner: Mass in F minor & Psalm 150
CDH55332Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Bruckner: Masses
CDS44071/33CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Sullivan: The Golden Legend
CDA672802CDs for the price of 1 — Archive Service
Vivaldi: Sacred Music, Vol. 4 – Juditha Triumphans
CDA67281/22CDs
Vivaldi: Sacred Music, Vol. 5
CDA66799Archive Service; also available on CDS44171/81
Vivaldi: The Complete Sacred Music
CDS44171/8111CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Hyperion monthly sampler – August 2014
FREE DOWNLOADHYP201408Download-only monthly sampler

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

Cantata on the accession of Emperor Leopold II, WoO88 (Beethoven)
Cantata on the death of Emperor Joseph II, WoO87 (Beethoven)
Confitebor tibi, Domine, RV596 (Vivaldi)
Da kam Joseph, mit Gottes Stärke  
Da stiegen die Menschen an's Licht  
Deus tuorum militum, RV612 (Vivaldi)
Ein Ungeheuer, sein Name Fanatismus  
Er schläft von den Sorgen seiner Welten entladen  
Er schlummert … schlummert!  
Fliesse, Wonnezähre, fliesse!  
Heil! Stürzet nieder, Millionen  
Hier schlummert seinen stillen Frieden  
Ihr staunt, Völker der Erde!  
Juditha Triumphans devicta Holofernes barbarie, RV644 (Vivaldi)
L'Adieu des Bergers à la Sainte Famille (Les Bergers)  
L'Enfance du Christ (Berlioz)
Mass in C major, Op 86 (Beethoven)
Mass No 3 in F minor (Bruckner)
Non in pratis aut in hortis, RV641 (Vivaldi)
Opferlied, Op 121b (Beethoven)
Phaedra, Op 93 (Britten)
The Golden Legend (Sullivan)
Todt, stöhnt es durch die öde Nacht!  
Wie bebt mein Herz vor Wonne! – Ihr, die Joseph ihren Vater nannten  
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