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FELICITY PALMER

Felicity Palmer is one of the most versatile performing artists singing today, equally at home in music as diverse as Handel, Wagner and Berio. She regularly performs throughout the world in opera, concert and recital. Her rôles have included Madame de Croissy in Dialogues des Carmélites for the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Fricka in the Ring for the Metropolitan Opera and the Bavarian State Opera, Klytemnestra in Elektra for La Scala, Milan, (also in concert in Japan and Taiwan), Klytemnestra for the Staatsoper, Berlin, in Munich and for the Deutsche Opera, Berlin, Juno in Handel’s Semele for the Opéra de Paris-Bastille, Ulrica in Un ballo in maschera for the Teatro Bellini, Catania, Mistress Quickly in Falstaff and the Countess in the Queen of Spades for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, the title rôle in Orlando for Aix-en-Provence, Polinesso in Ariodante for Welsh National Opera, Kabanicha in Katya Kabanova and Widow Begbick for Lyric Opera, Chicago, and Mme de Croissy in Dialogues des Carmélites in Geneva and Japan.

Felicity Palmer has long distinguished herself in concert performances and highlights include the European première of Tippett’s Mask of Time, Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius in Moscow, with Svetlanov, many Handel performances in Vienna with Nikolaus Harnoncourt and frequent appearances at the BBC Promenade concerts in London. Her many recordings include Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol and Messiaen’s Poèmes pour Mi with Pierre Boulez, and vocal music by Benjamin Britten. Felicity Palmer was made a Commander of the British Empire in November 1993.

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