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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: The Choice of Hercules' (CDA67298)
Handel: The Choice of Hercules
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'The Power of Love' (CDA67888)
The Power of Love
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Alphabetical listing of all musical works
A green-growing tree in my father's orchard stands  First line to The power of love (Grainger)
A Song of Shadows, Op 15 No 3 (Gibbs)
Ah, moon of my delight (Lehmann)
Almond, wild almond (Peel)
Betelgeuse  No 12 of Twelve Songs, H174 (Holst)
By myself walking  First line to Hypochondriacus (Gibbs)
Goodnight to the meadow (Gurney)
Ha'nacker Mill  No 1 of Three Belloc songs (Warlock)
Hugh the Drover (Vaughan Williams)
Hypochondriacus (Gibbs)
I am Queen Anne, of whom 'tis said  First line to Queen Anne (Warlock)
I have come to the borders of sleep  First line to Lights Out, No 4 of Lights Out (Gurney)
I shall go without companions  First line to My own country, No 3 of Three Belloc songs (Warlock)
In an arbour green asleep whereas I lay  First line to In youth is pleasure (Moeran)
In youth is pleasure (Moeran)
It is not mine to sing the stately grace  First line to The Devout Lover (White)
Journey's End  No 9 of Twelve Songs, H174 (Holst)
Lights Out  No 4 of Lights Out (Gurney)
Lights Out (Gurney)
Love, if you knew the light (Lehmann)
Love's old sweet song (Molloy)
Love's Philosophy, Op 3 No 1 (Quilter)
Most Holy Night, that still dost keep  First line to The night, No 2 of Three Belloc songs (Warlock)
My own country  No 3 of Three Belloc songs (Warlock)
Now sleeps the crimson petal, Op 3 No 2 (Quilter)
On Betelgeuse the gold leaves hang in golden aisles  First line to Betelgeuse, No 12 of Twelve Songs, H174 (Holst)
Once in the dear dead days beyond recall  First line to Love's old sweet song (Molloy)
Pa's bank (Lehmann)
Pleading, Op 48 No 1 (Elgar)
Queen Anne (Warlock)
Sally is gone that was so kindly  First line to Ha'nacker Mill, No 1 of Three Belloc songs (Warlock)
Silent noon  No 2 of The house of life (Vaughan Williams)
So we'll go no more a-roving (White)
Speak, music, Op 41 No 2 (Elgar)
Sweep thy faint strings, Musician  First line to A Song of Shadows, Op 15 No 3 (Gibbs)
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  No 4 of The country lover (Peel)
The fountains mingle with the river  First line to Love's Philosophy, Op 3 No 1 (Quilter)
The house of life (Vaughan Williams)
The moon on the one hand, the dawn on the other  First line to The early morning, No 4 of The country lover (Peel)
The night  No 2 of Three Belloc songs (Warlock)
The power of love (Grainger)
The Spring has come (White)
The wealthy Banker sits behind  First line to Pa's bank (Lehmann)
There be none of Beauty's daughters, Op 24 No 1 (Quilter)
Three Belloc songs (Warlock)
Twelve Songs, H174 (Holst)
What will they give me, when journey’s done?  First line to Journey's End, No 9 of Twelve Songs, H174 (Holst)
Will you come homeward from the hills of Dreamland?  First line to Pleading, Op 48 No 1 (Elgar)
Yet, can I hear that dulcet lay (Hercules)  No 15, Air of The Choice of Hercules, HWV69 (Handel)
Your hands lie open in the long fresh grass  First line to Silent noon, No 2 of The house of life (Vaughan Williams)
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