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Coote, Alice (mezzo-soprano)
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Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano)

Renowned on the great recital, concert and opera stages of the world, Alice Coote’s career has taken her from her beginnings in the north of England—in local singing festivals and playing the oboe in the Cheshire Youth Orchestra—to being regarded as one of the great artists of today. The recital platform is central to her musical life. Alice performs throughout Europe and the US, at Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw, and the Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York, among many others. Judith Weir’s song cycle The Voice of Desire was written for her.

Acclaimed in concert in particular for Mahler, Strauss, Berlioz, Mozart, Handel and Bach with orchestras such as the LSO, Boston Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Hallé and Concertgebouw, she has collaborated with conductors including Gergiev, Dohnányi, Maazel, Jurowski, Elder and Boulez.

Alice Coote is in demand worldwide on the operatic stage, interpreting male and female operatic roles. These include Dejanira (Handel’s Hercules), Poppea, Carmen, Charlotte (Werther), Lucretia, Marguerite (Berlioz’s La damnation de Faust), Penelope (Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria), Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier), Composer (Ariadne auf Naxos), Orfeo, Idamante (Idomeneo), Nerone (L’Incoronazione di Poppea), Maffio Orsini (Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia), Hansel, Prince Charming (Massenet’s Cendrillon), Sesto (Giulio Cesare in Egitto), Sesto (La clemenza di Tito), Ruggiero (Alcina) and Ariodante. She has performed these roles in the UK including at Glyndebourne and the Royal Opera House, and at opera houses abroad including the Paris Opéra and the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Amsterdam, Munich, Frankfurt, Salzburg Festspiele, Toronto, Chicago Lyric Opera, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco and the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Alice Coote has made many recordings, including songs by Schumann and Mahler, Handel’s Messiah and Mahler’s Symphony No 2, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius, Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, and Handel’s The Choice of Hercules. She has also appeared in many opera productions on DVD.


Handel: Arias
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Handel: The Choice of Hercules
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The Power of Love
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Vaughan Williams: Hugh the Drover
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Hyperion monthly sampler – August 2014
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Hyperion monthly sampler – September 2014
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Complete works available for download

SIR EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934)
Pleading, Op 48 No 1with Graham Johnson (piano)
Speak, music, Op 41 No 2with Graham Johnson (piano)
A Song of Shadows, Op 15 No 3with Graham Johnson (piano)
Hypochondriacuswith Graham Johnson (piano)
PERCY GRAINGER (1882-1961)
The power of lovewith Graham Johnson (piano)
IVOR GURNEY (1890-1937)
Goodnight to the meadowwith Graham Johnson (piano)
The boat is chafingwith Graham Johnson (piano)
The Choice of Hercules, HWV69with The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
LIZA LEHMANN (1862-1918)
Ah, moon of my delightwith Graham Johnson (piano)
Love, if you knew the lightwith Graham Johnson (piano)
Pa's bankwith Graham Johnson (piano)
In youth is pleasurewith Graham Johnson (piano)
Love's old sweet songwith Graham Johnson (piano)
GRAHAM PEEL (1877-1937)
Almond, wild almondwith Graham Johnson (piano)
ROGER QUILTER (1877-1953)
Love's Philosophy, Op 3 No 1with Graham Johnson (piano)
Now sleeps the crimson petal, Op 3 No 2with Graham Johnson (piano)
There be none of Beauty's daughters, Op 24 No 1with Graham Johnson (piano)
PETER WARLOCK (1894-1930)
Queen Annewith Graham Johnson (piano)
Take, O take those lips awaywith Graham Johnson (piano)
So we'll go no more a-rovingwith Graham Johnson (piano)
The Devout Loverwith Graham Johnson (piano)
The Spring has comewith Graham Johnson (piano)

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

A green-growing tree in my father's orchard stands  
A Song of Shadows, Op 15 No 3 (Gibbs)
Ah! Ruggiero crudel, tu non mi amasti! (Alcina)  
Ah, moon of my delight (Lehmann)
Al lampo dell'armi (Cesare)  
Alcina, HWV34 (Handel)
Almond, wild almond (Peel)
Ariodante, HWV33 (Handel)
Barbaro, partirò (Polinessa)  
By myself walking  
Cara speme, questo core (Sesto)  
Cease, ruler of the day, to rise (Dejanira)  
Con l'ali di costanza (Ariodante)  
Dissembling, false, perfidious Hercules!  
Dopo notte (Ariodante)  
E vivo ancora? E senza il ferro?  
Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV17 (Handel)
Goodnight to the meadow (Gurney)
Ha'nacker Mill  
Hercules, HWV60 (Handel)
Hugh the Drover (Vaughan Williams)
Hypochondriacus (Gibbs)
I am Queen Anne, of whom 'tis said  
I have come to the borders of sleep  
I shall go without companions  
In an arbour green asleep whereas I lay  
In youth is pleasure (Moeran)
It is not mine to sing the stately grace  
Journey's End  
Lights Out  
Lights Out (Gurney)
Love, if you knew the light (Lehmann)
Love's old sweet song (Molloy)
Love's Philosophy, Op 3 No 1 (Quilter)
Mi lusinga il dolce affetto (Ruggiero)  
Most Holy Night, that still dost keep  
My own country  
Now sleeps the crimson petal, Op 3 No 2 (Quilter)
On Betelgeuse the gold leaves hang in golden aisles  
Once in the dear dead days beyond recall  
Orrida a gl’occhi miei (Ginevra)  
Pa's bank (Lehmann)
Piangerò la sorte mia (Cleopatra)  
Pleading, Op 48 No 1 (Elgar)
Quando mai, spietata sorte (Zenobia)  
Queen Anne (Warlock)
Radamisto, HWV12a (Handel)
Sally is gone that was so kindly  
Scherza infida! (Ariodante)  
Silent noon  
So we'll go no more a-roving (White)
Sommi dei (Polinessa)  
Speak, music, Op 41 No 2 (Elgar)
Stà nell'Ircana (Ruggiero)  
Sweep thy faint strings, Musician  
Take, O take those lips away (Warlock)
The boat is chafing (Gurney)
The Choice of Hercules, HWV69 (Handel)
The country lover (Peel)
The Devout Lover (White)
The early morning  
The fountains mingle with the river  
The house of life (Vaughan Williams)
The moon on the one hand, the dawn on the other  
The night  
The power of love (Grainger)
The Spring has come (White)
The wealthy Banker sits behind  
There be none of Beauty's daughters, Op 24 No 1 (Quilter)
There in myrtle shades reclined (Dejanira)  
Three Belloc songs (Warlock)
Twelve Songs, H174 (Holst)
V' adoro, pupille (Cleopatra)  
Va tacito e nascosto (Cesare)  
Verdi prati (Ruggiero)  
What will they give me, when journey’s done?  
Where shall I fly? (Dejanira)  
Will you come homeward from the hills of Dreamland?  
Yet, can I hear that dulcet lay (Hercules)  
Your hands lie open in the long fresh grass  

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