Julianne Baird

Biography

Born: December 10, 1952; Satesville, NC  
Julianne Baird is an accomplished early music singer who brings scholarly expertise and a clear soprano voice to bear on a wide repertory of music, primarily from the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. She has made dozens of solo recordings for the Dorian, Koch, L'Oiseau-Lyre, and Albany labels, among others, and appears as a soloist on some of the best complete recordings of Baroque opera and oratorio available in the catalog. Read more

Baird began her career singing with the Waverly Consort and other ensembles. Her first major engagement was in the world premiere of Steve Reich's Tehillim with the New York Philharmonic in 1983 -- a foray into contemporary music that, while not especially relevant to the rest of her work, nevertheless gave her career a boost. Throughout the rest of the 1980s and 1990s, Baird solidified her reputation as one of early music's most charismatic young performers, appearing internationally in works of Handel, Bach, Purcell, and Monteverdi. In concert, she also explored the lute song repertory, French, Italian, and German solo cantatas, and Renaissance vocal works.

Her extensive musicological education (including a Ph.D. from Stanford University) has allowed her to combine her natural musicality and vocal gifts with an uncommon degree of stylistic knowledge and understanding. The results, thankfully un-academic in sound and feeling, have made her popular with conductors and audiences alike. She has been particularly successful as an interpreter of Handel in general and of the Messiah in particular, where her clear sound and judicious ornamentation always seem right at home.

On occasion, Baird has ventured into eighteenth and nineteenth century works. Her recording of Mozart songs for Dorian captures the composer's crisp style, if not always his warmth and humor. Her performances of Schubert include a unique recording of the 18-song version of the Winterreise song cycle.

Since 1989, Baird has served on the faculty of New Jersey's Rutgers University, where she has earned a reputation as a committed and capable teacher. She is also in demand nationwide for master classes and recitals. Read less

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Born: December 10, 1952; Satesville, NC  
Julianne Baird is an accomplished early music singer who brings scholarly expertise and a clear soprano voice to bear on a wide repertory of music, primarily from the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. She has made dozens of solo recordings for the Dorian, Koch, L'Oiseau-Lyre, and Albany labels, among others, and appears as a soloist on some of the best complete recordings of Baroque opera and oratorio available in the catalog. Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Overture
"Shake the cloud from off your brow"
"Ah! Belinda. I am prest with torment"
"When monarchs unite"
"Whence could so much virtue spring?"
"Fear no danger"
"See, see, your royal guest appears"
"Cupid only throws the dart"
"If not for mine"
"Pursue thy conquest, love"
A Dance Gittars Chacony
"To the hills and the vales"
The triumphing dance
Prelude for the witches - "Wayward sisters"
"Harm's our delight"
"The Queen of Carthage, whom we hate"
"In our deep vaulted cell"
Echo dance of the Furies
Ritornelle - "Thanks to these lonesome vales"
Glitter ground - a dance
"Oft she visits" - Ritornelle
"Behold upon my bending spear"
"Haste, haste to town"
"Stay, Prince, stay"
Ritornelle
Prelude - "Come away, fellow sailors"
The Sailors' Dance
"See the flags and streamers curling"
"Destruction's our delight"
The Witches' Dance
"Your councel all is urg'd in vain"
"Great minds against themselves conspire"
"Thy Hand Belinda - When I Am Laid In Earth"
"With drooping wings"
Das zitternde Glanzen der spielenden Wellen (The Sparkling and Shining of the Waves at Play), HWV 203
Kunft'ger Zeiten eitler Kummer (No Vain Concern for Times to Come), HWV 202
Meine Seele hort im Sehen (My Soul Hears in Seeing), HWV 207
Susser blumen ambraflocken (Sweet Blooms with your Amber Petals), HWV 204
Die ihr aus dunkeln Gruften (O All who Dig vain Mammon / from dark caverns), HWV 208
In den angenehmen Buschen (In These Delightful Groves), HWV 209
Flammende Rose, Zierde der Erden (Flaming Rose, Earth's Adornment), HWV 210
Singe, Seele, Gott zum preise (Sing, O my Soul, Sing in Praise of God), HWV 206
Susse stille, sanfte quelle (Sweet Silence, Soft Source of Calm Tranquility), HWV 205
Part I: Introduction
Part I: Recitative: Nutrice, al fato Assiro cedo Bettulia (Giuditta)
Part I: Aria: Turbe timide, che fate? (Giuditta)
Part I: Recitative: Signora, ah, che le strida del nostro sesso imbelle (Nutrice)
Part I: Aria: A che giova d'un solo l'ardire (Nutrice)
Part I: Recitative - Aria: S'il piu forte vacilla lo sostenga il me forte (Giuditta)
Part I: Scene: Scordato consigliere de le sembianze mie, torna (Giuditta)
Part I: Duet: Deh, rifletti al gran cimento (Nutrice, Giuditta)
Part I: Recitative - Aria: Segui, madre, il mio passo, ch'orme piu gloriose (Giuditta)
Part I: Scene: Ecco le tende Assire (Giuditta, Nutrice)
Part I: Recitative: Donna, de petti Assiri son men forti (Oloferne)
Part I: Aria: Togliti da quest' occhi (Oloferne)
Part I: Recitative: Duce, Bettulia e serva del tuo valor (Giuditta)
Part I: Aria: Se ritorno, entro le mura (Giuditta)
Part I: Recitative: Donna, a torto m'accussi di superbo e crudel (Oloferne)
Part I: Aria: Mi, combatte, mi stringe, m'alterra (Oloferne)
Part I: Recitative: Ma no , vanne, ch'in campo ove all gloria (Oloferne)
Part I: Duet: Tu m' uccidi e non m' accogli (Oloferne, Giuditta)
Overture
"Shake the cloud from off your brow"
"Ah! Belinda. I am prest with torment"
"When monarchs unite"
"Whence could so much virtue spring?"
"Fear no danger"
"See, see, your royal guest appears"
"Cupid only throws the dart"
"If not for mine"
"Pursue thy conquest, love"
A Dance Gittars Chacony
"To the hills and the vales"
The triumphing dance
Prelude for the witches - "Wayward sisters"
"Harm's our delight"
"The Queen of Carthage, whom we hate"
"In our deep vaulted cell"
Echo dance of the Furies
Ritornelle - "Thanks to these lonesome vales"
Glitter ground - a dance
"Oft she visits" - Ritornelle
"Behold upon my bending spear"
"Haste, haste to town"
"Stay, Prince, stay"
Ritornelle
Prelude - "Come away, fellow sailors"
The Sailors' Dance
"See the flags and streamers curling"
"Destruction's our delight"
The Witches' Dance
"Your councel all is urg'd in vain"
"Great minds against themselves conspire"
"Thy Hand Belinda - When I Am Laid In Earth"
"With drooping wings"
Introduction: Sinfonia
Recitative: Non lo sperar, Climene. Raffrenarmi io non posso (Atalanta, Climene, Asteria)
Aria: Vacilla il mio coraggio, il mio vigor vien meno (Atalanta)
Recitative: Di Calidone il prence opportuno (Climene, Asteria, Atalanta, Meleagro)
Aria: Sol voi rese il Ciel cortese (Meleagro)
Recitative: Al generoso prence chi risponder si puo? (Climene, Asteria, Meleagro, Atalanta)
Aria: Anch'io mi sento in petto (Asteria)
Recitative: Che bell'ardir! Vieni al mio seno, o cara (Atalanta)
Aria: Quel chiaro rio che a pena (Atalanta)
Recitative: Ah! cosi vuoi? Ti sieguo (Asteria, Voices of Hunters, Atalanta, Climene)
Recitative: Lungi dal'idol mio, fra mille e mille pene (Soprano)
Aria: Piangi, misero cor, il sospirato amor (Soprano)
Recitative: Ah, ben previde il cor, ch'a darmi pene (Soprano)
Aria: Darvi un guardo solo (Soprano)
No. 8. Anzoleta avanti la regata
No. 9. Anzoleta co passa la regata
No. 10. Anzoleta dopo la regata
Act I: Overture: Fugue
Act I: March
Act I: Recitative: Per vendicar di Menelao l'offesa cui Paride Troja (Ulisse, Lycomede, Fenice)
Act I: Arioso: Grecia tu offendi, Troja difendi (Ulisse)
Act I: Recitative: Falsa e la voce che in mia reggia avesse lungo (Lycomede, Fenice)
Act I: Aria: Al tardar della vendetta (Fenice)
Act I: Recitative: O d'amicizia sante leggi, voi dell'amico Peleo sentir (Lycomede)
Act I: Aria: Nelle nubi intorno al Fato (Lycomede)
Act I: Recitative - Air: Ecco il mio ben. Tutti momenti, ahi lassa! (Deidamia)
Act I: Aria: Di lusinghe, di dolcezza non fatica non asprezza (Nerea)
Act I: Arioso: Seguir di selva in selva la fuggitiva Selva (Achille)
Act I: Recitative: E sempre fisse vi ritrovo a queste opre d'ozio (Achille, Deidamia)
Act I: Aria: Quando accenderan quel petto (Deidamia)
Act I: Recitative: Alla delizia del cor mio, diletta, sempre fido saro (Achille)
Act I: Aria: Se pensi amor tu solo per vezzo e per belta (Achille)
Act I: Recitative: L'uno e Fenice Argo, l'altro e Nestore Pilio (Nerea, Deidamia)
Act I: Aria: Si, che desio quel che tu brami (Nerea)
Act I: Recitative: In vano, o principessa, qui di Peleo venni a cercare (Ulisse, Deidamia)
Act I: Aria: Perdere il bene amato che il fato e amor ti die (Ulisse)
Act I: Recitative: Da questi scaltri ospiti Greci e d'uopo lunge tener (Deidamia)
Act I: Aria: Nasconde l'usignol' in alti rami il nido (Deidamia)
Act II: Aria: Si, m'appaga, si m'alletta quella vaga collinetta (Achille)
Act II: Recitative: No, che ninfa non e. Ma gia finito e il diporto (Fenice)
Act II: L'alto giove al travaglio penoso (Hunters)
Overture
"Shake the cloud from off your brow"
"Ah! Belinda. I am prest with torment"
"When monarchs unite"
"Whence could so much virtue spring?"
"Fear no danger"
"See, see, your royal guest appears"
"Cupid only throws the dart"
"If not for mine"
"Pursue thy conquest, love"
A Dance Gittars Chacony
"To the hills and the vales"
The triumphing dance
Prelude for the witches - "Wayward sisters"
"Harm's our delight"
"The Queen of Carthage, whom we hate"
"In our deep vaulted cell"
Echo dance of the Furies
Ritornelle - "Thanks to these lonesome vales"
Glitter ground - a dance
"Oft she visits" - Ritornelle
"Behold upon my bending spear"
"Haste, haste to town"
"Stay, Prince, stay"
Ritornelle
Prelude - "Come away, fellow sailors"
The Sailors' Dance
"See the flags and streamers curling"
"Destruction's our delight"
The Witches' Dance
"Your councel all is urg'd in vain"
"Great minds against themselves conspire"
"Thy Hand Belinda - When I Am Laid In Earth"
"With drooping wings"
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Prologo - Toccata
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Prologo - Ritornello-Dal mio Permesso amato
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Act 1 - "In questo lieto e fortunato giorno" - "Vieni, Imeneo" - "Muse, onor di Parnasso"
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Act 1 - "Lasciate i monti" - "Ma tu, gentil cantor"
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Act 1 - "Rosa del ciel" - "Io non dirò qual sia" - "Lasciate i monti" - "Vieni, Imeneo"
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Act 1 - "Ma se il nostro gioir" - "Ecco Orfeo"
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Act 2 - Sinfonia-Ecco pur ch'a voi ritorno
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Act 2 - Mira che sé n'alletta - Dunque fa degni, Orfeo
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Act 2 - Ritornello-Vi ricorda o bosch'ombrosi
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Act 2 - "Ahi, caso acerbo" - "In un fiorito prato"
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Act 2 - "Ahi, caso acerbo" - "Ma io, che in questa lingua"
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Act 2 - "Chi ne consola, ahi lassi?" - "Ahi, caso acerbo"
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Act 3 - Sinfonia - "Scorto da te, mio nume" - "Ecco l'atra palude" - "Dove, ah, dove te'n vai"
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Act 3 - O tu ch'innanzi morte
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Act 3 - Possente spirto
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Act 3 - "Ben mi lusinga" - "Ahi, sventurato amante" - Sinfonia - "Ei dorme"
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Act 3 - Sinfonia-Nulla impresa per huom
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Act 4 - Signor, quel infelice - Benché severo - O degli abitator - Quali grazie ti rendo - Tue soavi parole
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Act 4 - Pietade, oggi, e amore - Ecco il gentil cantor
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Act 4 - Qual onor di te - O dolcissimi lumi - Rotto hai
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Act 4 - Ahi, vista troppo dolce - Torn'a l'ombra -Dove ten vai
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Act 4 - Sinfonia-É la virtite un raggio
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Act 5 - Ritornello-Questi i campi di Tracia
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Act 5 - Sinfonia-Perch'a lo sdegno ed al dolor
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Act 5 - Ritornello-Vanne Orfeo felice a pieno
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Act 5 - Moresca


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