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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.
|Beethoven: Early Cantatas|
This album of Beethoven choral works presents two fascinating early works, the Cantatas written to mark the death of Joseph II and the accession of his brother Leopold II. Also included are the composer’s homage to Goethe, 'Meeresstille und Glückl ...» More
|Beethoven: Mass in C major|
'Two budget recordings of this underrated mass stand out … My own favourite, the more dramatic 1995 version conducted by Matthew Best. He conjure ...
'A fascinating CD' (The Recorder, USA)» More
|Berlioz: L'Enfance du Christ|
'This new recording of Berlioz's appealing work well stands comparison with its much-praised predecessors … a new wonder of a score on each heari ...
'The choir's contribution is a tour de force of expressiveness, discipline and meticulous attention to detail … an engagingly winsome interpretat ...» More
|Britten: Phaedra & other works|
with The Nash Ensemble
'A chronologically wide-ranging Britten programme performed with unerring sensitivity and much quiet insight. With first-rate sound and balance throug ...
'A fascinating collection of neglected Britten, excellent playing from the Nash Ensemble and first-rate recording' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)» More
|Bruckner: Mass in F minor & Psalm 150|
'Quite magnificent … hoping for a better all-round performance than this is probably an impossible dream!' (Gramophone)
'An impeccable performance … a CD of rare depth and conviction' (The Good CD Guide)» More
'If the power of music were to be assessed by its ability to send shivers down your spine, then this piece [Te Deum], and this particular recording of ...
'For any listeners who missed out these individual issues the first time out, this compendium will fill an important gap. Under-performed and highly w ...» More
|Sullivan: The Golden Legend|
'A welcome opportunity to reassess the worth of Victorian England’s favourite musician. The superb performance conductor Ron Corp draws from his New L ...
'A Victorian favourite impressively revived. Ronald Corp is a persuasive advocate, drawing alert playing and singing from the chorus and orchestra wit ...» More
|Vivaldi: Sacred Music, Vol. 4 – Juditha Triumphans|
'A stunning cast, orchestra and choir' (BBC Music Magazine)
'A wonderful piece of dramatic music that receives superb treatment at the hands of The King's Consort and soloists. An absolutely vital release and o ...» More
|Vivaldi: Sacred Music, Vol. 5|
'Outstanding!' (Early Music Review)
'A superlative recording and exemplary notes add to the desirability of an absolute must' (Goldberg)» More
|Vivaldi: The Complete Sacred Music|
'For King's sterling service to the Vivaldian cause, one of his most important recording and satisfying projects to date, I am thankful' (Gramophone)
'If you're waiting for the perfect collection of Vivaldi's sacred music, this is it. It was a happy day when this beautiful boxed set arrived in my m ...» More
|Hyperion monthly sampler – August 2014|
|LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)|
|Cantata on the accession of Emperor Leopold II, WoO88with Corydon Singers, Corydon Orchestra, Matthew Best (conductor)» More|
|Cantata on the death of Emperor Joseph II, WoO87with Corydon Singers, Corydon Orchestra, Matthew Best (conductor)» More|
|Mass in C major, Op 86with Corydon Orchestra, Corydon Singers, Matthew Best (conductor)» More|
|Opferlied, Op 121bwith Corydon Singers, Corydon Orchestra, Matthew Best (conductor), Roger Smith (cello)» More|
|BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913-1976)|
|Phaedra, Op 93with The Nash Ensemble, Lionel Friend (conductor)» More|
|ANTON BRUCKNER (1824-1896)|
|Mass No 3 in F minorwith Corydon Singers, Matthew Best (conductor)» More|
|ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678-1741)|
|Confitebor tibi, Domine, RV596with King's Consort Choir, The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)» More|
|Deus tuorum militum, RV612with Charles Daniels (tenor), The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)» More|
|Juditha Triumphans devicta Holofernes barbarie, RV644with King's Consort Choir, The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)» More|
|Non in pratis aut in hortis, RV641with The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)» More|
|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|