Meriel Dickinson was known internationally as one of the most versatile British mezzo-sopranos. Highlights include the St Matthew Passion at Snape Maltings; Beethoven’s Ninth in the 1969 Vienna Festival under Szell; many rôles in Handel opera; a series of recordings of Satie, made with her brother, Peter; American music; Lord Berners; and British commissions including Dickinson’s own works. Her Kurt Weill performances were acclaimed in London, Berlin and with Scottish Opera and ENO. She has sung with Welsh National, Opera North, Dublin Grand Opera and on BBC TV and ITV and has worked with Britten, Boulez, Cage, Copland and Berio. From 1988 to 1997 she was the mezzo in the vocal quartet Electric Phoenix.