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Milne, Lisa (soprano)

Lisa Milne (soprano)

The Scottish soprano Lisa Milne studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. She was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2005. A renowned recitalist, she has appeared at the Aix-en-Provence, Edinburgh and City of London festivals, the Oxford Lieder Festival, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, and at the Schumannfeste in Dusseldorf. She is regularly partnered by Malcolm Martineau with whom she has performed and recorded a variety of repertoire.

In opera, her appearances have included Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) and Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) at the Metropolitan Opera, New York and Pamina, Marzelline (Fidelio), Micäela (Carmen) and the title roles in Rodelinda and Theodora at the Glyndebourne Festival. Her many roles at the English National Opera have included Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro), the title role in Alcina and Anne Trulove (The Rake’s Progress). At the Welsh National Opera she created the role of Sian in the world premiere of James MacMillan’s opera The Sacrifice and, for the Scottish Opera, she has sung the title role in Semele, Adina (L’Elisir d’Amore), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Susanna and Ilia (Idomeno). She has also appeared with the Dallas Opera, Stuttgart Opera, Royal Danish Opera, at the Göttingen Handel Festival, at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris and on tour with the Salzburg Festival.

Equally in demand on the concert platform, highlights have included appearances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Levine, the Berlin Philharmonic with Rattle, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra with Gergiev, the Dresden Staatskapelle with Ticciati, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra with Chung, the Accademia Santa Cecilia with Adès, the London Philharmonic Orchestra with Jurowski, the Budapest Festival Orchestra with Fischer and the New York and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras with Harding.

For Hyperion Lisa Milne has recorded songs by Haydn, Ireland and traditional Scottish folksongs, as well as Vivaldi and Handel with The King’s Consort.

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Debussy: Songs, Vol. 2
Studio Master: CDA67883Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Handel: The Occasional Oratorio
Haydn: Songs
CDH55355Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Ireland: Songs
Land of Heart's Desire
CDH55204Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
MacCunn: Land of the mountain and the flood & other orchestral works
Poulenc: The Complete Songs, Vol. 1
Studio Master: SIGCD247Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Poulenc: The Complete Songs, Vol. 2
Studio Master: SIGCD263Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Poulenc: The Complete Songs, Vol. 3
Studio Master: SIGCD272Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Vivaldi: Sacred Music, Vol. 1
Vivaldi: The Complete Sacred Music
CDS44171/8111CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
A Treasury of English Song
This album is not yet available for downloadHYP30Super-budget price sampler — Deleted
The King's Consort Baroque Collection
KING4Super-budget price sampler — Deleted

Complete works available for download

A Spinning Songwith Sioned Williams (harp)
A Thirteenth-century Love Liltwith Sioned Williams (harp)
Aignish on the machairwith Sioned Williams (harp)
An Eriskay love liltwith Sioned Williams (harp)
An Eriskay Lullabywith Sioned Williams (harp)
Benbecula Bridal Processionwith Sioned Williams (harp)
Birds at the Fairy Fullingwith Sioned Williams (harp)
Caristionawith Sioned Williams (harp)
Dance to your shadowwith Sioned Williams (harp)
Heart of Fire-lovewith Sioned Williams (harp)
Islay Reaper's Songwith Sioned Williams (harp)
Isle of my Heart
Kirsteenwith Sioned Williams (harp)
Kishmul's Galleywith Sioned Williams (harp)
Land of Heart's Desirewith Sioned Williams (harp)
Loch Broom Love Songwith Sioned Williams (harp)
Loch Leven Love Lamentwith Sioned Williams (harp)
Sea Wanderingwith Sioned Williams (harp)
Sea-longingwith Sioned Williams (harp)
Skye Water-Kelpie's Lullabywith Sioned Williams (harp)
Sleeps the noon in the deep blue skywith Sioned Williams (harp)
The Birlinn of the White Shoulderswith Sioned Williams (harp)
The Black Loorgin 'A Hebridean Seafaring Song'with Sioned Williams (harp)
The cockle gathererwith Sioned Williams (harp)
The Coolin of Rhumwith Sioned Williams (harp)
The Crone's Creelwith Sioned Williams (harp)
The Harperwith Sioned Williams (harp)
The Leaping Galleywith Sioned Williams (harp)
The Reiving Shipwith Sioned Williams (harp)
The Ship at Seawith Sioned Williams (harp)
The Uncanny Mannikin of the Cattlefoldwith Sioned Williams (harp)
The Wild Swanwith Sioned Williams (harp)
The Witchery Milking Croonwith Sioned Williams (harp)
Uist Cattle Croonwith Sioned Williams (harp)
CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862-1918)
Ariettes oubliées, L63with Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Proses lyriques, L90with Malcolm Martineau (piano)
The Occasional Oratoriowith The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
JOSEPH HAYDN (1732-1809)
Despair, Hob XXVIa:28with Roger Vignoles (piano)
Fidelity, Hob XXVIa:30with Roger Vignoles (piano)
O tuneful voice, Hob XXVIa:42with Roger Vignoles (piano)
Pastoral song, Hob XXVIa:27with Roger Vignoles (piano)
Pleasing pain, Hob XXVIa:29with Roger Vignoles (piano)
Recollection, Hob XXVIa:26with Roger Vignoles (piano)
The mermaid's song, Hob XXVIa:25with Roger Vignoles (piano)
JOHN IRELAND (1879-1962)
Bed in summerwith Graham Johnson (piano)
Earth's call 'A sylvan rhapsody'with Graham Johnson (piano)
I have twelve oxenwith Graham Johnson (piano)
If there were dreams to sellwith Graham Johnson (piano)
Mother and childwith Graham Johnson (piano)
The journeywith Graham Johnson (piano)
Three Songswith Graham Johnson (piano)
Three Songs 1926with John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Christopher Maltman (baritone)
Three Songs to poems by Thomas Hardywith John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Christopher Maltman (baritone)
What art thou thinking of?with Graham Johnson (piano)
When I am dead, my dearestwith Graham Johnson (piano)
HAMISH MACCUNN (1868-1916)
Jeanie Deanswith BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)
Dernier poème, FP163with Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Fiançailles pour rire, FP101with Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Métamorphoses, FP121with Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Dixit Dominus, RV594with King's Consort Choir, The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Lauda, Jerusalem, RV609with Susan Gritton (soprano), King's Consort Choir, The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Magnificat, RV610awith King's Consort Choir, The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

A day in the cornfield, I a-reapin'  
A ho hi … hirrum bo! Early sails she to the reiving  
A Spinning Song (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
A Thirteenth-century Love Lilt (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
Aignish on the machair (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
An Eriskay love lilt (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
An Eriskay Lullaby (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
André ne connaît pas la dame  
Ariettes oubliées, L63 (Debussy)
As down by the shore I wander early at morn  
Aye, my lad, I've borne my creel  
Bed in summer (Ireland)
Belles journées, souris du temps  
Benbecula Bridal Procession (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
Birds at the Fairy Fulling (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
Caristiona (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
C'est ainsi que tu es  
C'est l'extase  
Chevaux de bois  
Couple amoureux aux accents méconnus  
Dance to your shadow (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
Dans l'ennui si désolément vert  
Dans l'herbe  
De fleurs  
De grève  
De rêve  
De soir  
Dernier poème, FP163 (Poulenc)
Despair, Hob XXVIa:28 (Haydn)
Deux mélodies, FP162 (Poulenc)
Dimanche sur les villes  
Dixit Dominus, RV594 (Vivaldi)
Earth's call 'A sylvan rhapsody' (Ireland)
En allant se coucher le soleil  
Far from this throbbing bosom haste  
Far I hear the galloping galley  
Fiançailles pour rire, FP101 (Poulenc)
Fidelity, Hob XXVIa:30 (Haydn)
Fleurs promises, fleurs tenues dans tes bras  
Heart of Fire-love (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
Her song  
I dal a du vil, I dal a du ho ro  
I have twelve oxen (Ireland)
I love a lass (Dumbiedykes)  
If there were dreams to sell (Ireland)
Il pleure dans mon cœur  
Il vole  
In pride, high, leapest thou  
Islay Reaper's Song (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
Isle of my Heart (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
J’ai rêvé tellement fort de toi  
J’ai vu reluire en un coin de mes âges  
Je ne peux plus rien dire  
Jeanie Deans (MacCunn)
Kirsteen (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
Kishmul's Galley (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
La dame d'André  
La nuit a des douceurs de femmes!  
La souris  
Lad and lass thegither  
Land of Heart's Desire (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
Late at night alone in the sheiling  
Lauda, Jerusalem, RV609 (Vivaldi)
Les roses étaient toutes rouges  
Loch Broom Love Song (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
Loch Leven Love Lament (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
L'ombre des arbres  
Love and friendship  
Love gave I to thee, my lover  
Magnificat, RV610a (Vivaldi)
Métamorphoses, FP121 (Poulenc)
Mon cadavre est doux comme un gant  
Mother and child (Ireland)
My babe on a curling green wave  
My mother bids me bind my hair  
Now the dancing sunbeams play  
O Brighde! 'Tis seaward, the dreamland, the youth land  
O tuneful voice, Hob XXVIa:42 (Haydn)
Oh! would that I again (Effie)  
Out at sea, fair is she  
Pastoral song, Hob XXVIa:27 (Haydn)
Pleasing pain, Hob XXVIa:29 (Haydn)
Proses lyriques, L90 (Debussy)
Recollection, Hob XXVIa:26 (Haydn)
Reine des mouettes  
Sailing with thee thro' seas of Erin  
Sea Wandering (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
Sea-longing (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser/Bantock)
Skye Water-Kelpie's Lullaby (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
Skylark and nightingale  
Sleep for the day is done (Effie)  
Sleeps the noon in the deep blue sky (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
Sore sea-longing in my heart  
Summer schemes  
Sur la mer les crépuscules tombent  
Ta chair, d'âme mêlée  
The adoration  
The anguish of my bursting heart  
The Birlinn of the White Shoulders (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser/Bantock)
The Black Loorgin 'A Hebridean Seafaring Song' (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
The blind boy  
The cockle gatherer (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
The Coolin of Rhum (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
The Crone's Creel (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
The garland  
The Harper (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
The journey (Ireland)
The Leaping Galley (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
The mermaid's song, Hob XXVIa:25 (Haydn)
The Occasional Oratorio (Handel)
The only child  
The rat  
The Reiving Ship (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
The season comes when first we met  
The Ship at Sea (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
The Uncanny Mannikin of the Cattlefold (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
The Wild Swan (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
The Witchery Milking Croon (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
Thou shalt bring them in (alto)  
Three Songs (Ireland)
Three Songs 1926 (Ireland)
Three Songs to poems by Thomas Hardy (Ireland)
To God, our strength, sing loud (bass)  
Tournez, tournez, bons chevaux de bois  
Uist Cattle Croon (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
Vair me o rovan o, vair me o rovan ee  
Violon hippocampe et sirène  
Voici des fruits, des fleurs, des feuilles et des branches  
What art thou thinking of? (Ireland)
What can it be? (Jeanie)  
When I am dead, my dearest (Ireland)
While hollow burst the rushing winds  
Who is like unto thee, O Lord?  
Who will walk with thee, Kirsteen