Daniel Norman

Biography

Country: England  
Daniel Norman is an English tenor who began to establish an important career in the 1990s, following earlier success as a treble voice soloist. He is also known for a wide and unusual repertory.

As a boy singer her became a chorister at Lichfield Cathedral, where he received his early musical education. He made several records and appeared on national radio broadcasts.

He became a choral scholar at New College, Oxford. This
Read more British tradition is a position gained in competitive auditions wherein an accomplished singer receives a scholarship in exchange for singing, primarily at daily services in the college chapel, and receives further musical education. Those receiving such scholarships do not necessarily study music as their major subject; in Norman's case he studied engineering.

However, after graduation, he continued musical studies in the U.S. and Canada, studying at Banff and Tanglewood. He returned to England for professional studies at the Britten-Pears School where he studied French song with Hughes Cuenod, English song with Anthony Rolfe Johnson, and Bach interpretation with Ernst Haefliger. He also attended the Opera Course at the Royal Academy of Music, then continued his studies with Diane Forlano.

His operatic repertory has shown a nearly unique emphasis on twentieth-century works. Early in his career, he sang the part of the Major in Britten's Albert Herring at the Combined Royal Colleges Opera Department. He has also sung the roles of the Narrator and Captain Ahab at the Cambridge Opera Group, Hermes in Sir Michael Tippett's King Priam, Weill's Silbersee at the Broomhill Opera, and Thomas Adès' Powder Her Face for the Aldeburgh Festival, a production that was televised.

He has sung all three leading tenor parts in the three Britten church parables, the Madwoman (Curlew River), Nebuchandezzar (The Burning Fiery Furnace), and the Tempter (The Prodigal Son). He has also sung Pliable and Mr By-Ends in Vaughan Williams' The Pilgrim's Progress. In the field of older opera, he sang with Opera Restor'd in a triple bill on works by Dibdin. He has also sung in a staging of Janacek's dramatic song cycle The Diary of One who Vanished.

He is a frequent recitalist, in which capacity he has appeared at the Holywell Music room, the New College Chapel in Oxford, the Wigmore Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Leighton House, the Tanglewood Music Center, and the Southwark Festival.

He is well known as an oratorio singer, having sung Bach's St. Matthew Passion in Oxford, Handel's Messiah, Bach's St. John Passion, and such major liturgical works as Dvorák's Stabat Mater, Rossini's Petite Messe Solonelle, Orff's Carmina Burana, Mozart's Requiem, and Beethoven's Missa Solemnis.

His recordings include Bruckner motets with St. Bride's Choir on Naxos, the Janacek cycle on Hyperion, and on discs in Graham Johnson's Schubert Edition series. Read less

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Biography

Country: England  
Daniel Norman is an English tenor who began to establish an important career in the 1990s, following earlier success as a treble voice soloist. He is also known for a wide and unusual repertory.

As a boy singer her became a chorister at Lichfield Cathedral, where he received his early musical education. He made several records and appeared on national radio broadcasts.

He became a choral scholar at New College, Oxford. This
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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
No. 1. Prologue: Where are the seeds of the Universal Fire
Reading: The earth of my heart was broken and gaped low - Fanfare
No. 2. Song: We are the darkness in the heat of the day
Reading: In such a heat of the earth
Canticle III, Op. 55, "Still Falls the Rain - the Raids, 1940, Night and Dawn"
Reading: I see Christ's wounds weep in the Rose on the wall
No. 3. Epilogue: So, out of the dark
No. 1. Gesellenlied
No. 2. Morgenstimmung
No. 3. Skolie
Stravinsky: Les Noces / Première Partie - Premier Tableau: "La Tresse"
Stravinsky: Les Noces / Première Partie - Deuxième Tableau: Chez le Marié
Stravinsky: Les Noces / Première Partie - Troisième Tableau: Le Départ de la Mariée
Stravinsky: Les Noces / Deuxième Partie - Quatrième Tableau: Le Repas de Noces
No. 1. At Day-close in November
No. 2. Midnight on the Great Western
No. 3. Wagtail and Baby
No. 4. The Little Old Table
No. 5. The Choirmaster's Burial
No. 6. Proud Songsters
No. 7. At the Railway Station, Upway
No. 8. Before Life and After
No. 1. A Riddle (The Earth)
No. 2. A Laddie's Sang
No. 3. Nightmare
No. 4. Black Day
No. 5. Bed-time
No. 6. Slaughter
No. 7. A Riddle (The Child You Were)
No. 8. The Lark Lad
No. 9. Who are these Children?
No. 10. Supper
No. 11. The Children
No. 12. The Auld Aik
I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
II. Molto vivace
III. Adagio molto e cantabile - Andante moderato
IV. Finale: Presto - Allegro assai
I. Tempesta: Oscuro, agitato, minaccioso -
II. Elegia: Adagio
III. Scherzo: Con fuoco -
IV. Finale: Calmo
Opening music
The Entrance of the Lady
The Wilde Wood
The Entrance of Comus
Rigor now is gon to bed
The Dances
The Lady Reappears
Sabrina Fair
Act I: Orchestral introduction - What hoa, what hoa! (Shallow, Sir Hugh Evans)
Act I: Ahem (Anne Page)
Act I: This is my father's choice (Anne Page)
Act I: How now, what does Master Fenton here? (Page)
Act I: Vere is dat knave Rugby? (Dr. Caius)
Act I: Episode
Act I: How now, mine Host of the Garter (Bardolph, Nym, Pistol)
Act I: I spy entertainment in her ... (Sir John Falstaff)
Act I: Wilt thou revenge ... ? (Pistol)
Act I: Love my wife? I will be patient (Ford)
Act II Scene 1: Orchestral introduction
Act II Scene 1: Thine own true knight (Mrs. Page) - Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more (Mrs. Quickly)
Act II Scene 2: Bardolph! Bardolph, I say! (Sir John Falstaff)
Act II Scene 2: Go thy ways, go thy ways, old Jack! (Sir John Falstaff)
Act II Scene 2: Sir, my name is Brook (Ford)
Act II Scene 2: Ha, is this a vision? (Ford)
Act IV Scene 2: But till 'tis 1 o'clock (Mrs. Qucikly)
Act IV Scene 2: Dance of the Fairies
Act IV Scene 2: But stay! I smell a man of middle earth (Sir Hugh Evans)
Act IV Scene 2: Nay, do not fly (Page)
Act IV Scene 2: My heart misgives me (Mrs. Page)
Act IV Scene 2: Stand not amazed (Sir John Falstaff)
Canticle 1: Praise the Lord (Emigrant Woman, Chorus, Emigrant Man)
Narrative 1: Now the Lord said unto Abraham (All)
First Psalm: I rise in the morning and hear Your voice (All)
Narrative 2: Behold, a sower went out to sow (All)
Canticle 1: The dry land is left behind (Chorus)
Narrative 3: Thus saith the Lord, for as the rain cometh down (John Godley, Charlotte Godley)
Second Psalm: How deep are your oceans! (All)
Narrative 4: The ship was now in the midst of the sea (John Godley, Emigrant Woman)
Canticle 3: The sea teems with life (Chorus)
Narrative 5: Now therefore ye are not strangers and sojourners (All)
Third Psalm: My breath lies quiet at the door of my mouth (Chorus)
Narrative 6: He is like the man which built an house (All)
Canticle 4: Praise to our God! (Chorus, Emigrant Woman, Emigrant Man)
Prologue: I am an old man ... (Vere)
Act I Scene 1: Pull, me bantams! (First Mate, Second Mate, Sailing Master, Sailor, Bosun, Midshipmen, Donald, Maintop, Deck, Novice, Men, Squeak, Chorus)
Act I Scene 1: Boat ahoy! (Maintop, Voice, Midshipmen, Sailing Master, First Lieutenant, Bosun, Ratcliffe)
Act I Scene 1: First man forward! (Claggart, Red Whiskers, First Lieutenant, Sailing Master, Jones)
Act I Scene 1: Your name? (Claggart, Billy, First Lieutenant, Sailing Master)
Act I Scene 1: Billy Budd, king of the birds! (Billy, Sailing Master, First Lieutenant, Ratcliffe)
Act I Scene 2: Gentlemen, the King! (Vere, First Lieutenant, Sailing Master)
Act I Scene 2: Ay, at Spithead ... (Vere, Sailing Master, First Lieutenant)
Act I Scene 2: We are, sir. Claggart is an able one. (First Lieutenant, Vere, Sailing Master, Ratcliffe)
Act I Scene 3: Blow her away. (Red Whiskers, Chorus, Billy, Donald, Dansker)
Act I Scene 3: We're off to Samoa ... (Donald, Chorus, Red Whiskers, Billy, Dansker)
Act I Scene 3: Hi! You ... a ... a ... ! (Billy, Dansker, Red Whiskers, Donald, Squeak, Billy, Claggart, Boy, Chorus)
Act I Scene 3: Over the water ... (Claggart, Chorus)
Act I Scene 3: Come here. (Claggart, Novice)
Act I Scene 3: Billy! ... Hist! Billy Budd! (Novice, Billy)
Act I Scene 3: Dansker, old friend ... (Billy, Dansker)


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