Michelle DeYoung

Biography

Born: 1969; Colorado  
Mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung has established herself in barely a decade as one of the most prodigiously talented singers of her generation -- no mean feat in an era in which classical music seems ever more marginalized in our culture, and consequently hard-pressed to find exciting new personalities and performers. Born in Colorado in 1969, she attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI, followed by two California universities, before earning a Read more place in the Metropolitan Opera's Young Artists Development Program. DeYoung's subsequent engagements included performances with the Boston, Chicago, and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the BBC Symphony, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Later, she sang with the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and the Vienna Philharmonic. On the operatic stage, she has sung with the Metropolitan Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Houston Grand Opera, the Bayreuth Festival, Opera National de Paris, and the Tokyo Opera in roles including Fricka, Sieglinde, and Waltraute in the Ring cycle; Kundry in Parsifal, Venus in Tannhäuser, Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde, Dido in Les Troyens, Marguerite in La Damnation de Faust, Gertrude in Hamlet, Jocaste in Oedipus Rex, and the title role in The Rape of Lucretia. DeYoung's recordings, though relatively few in number, have been an impressive group, including Berlioz's Les Troyens, in a Grammy Award-winning release conducted by Colin Davis, Mahler's Das Klagende Lied under Michael Tilson Thomas, and Mahler's Kindertotenlieder and Symphony No. 3 with the San Francisco Symphony under Tilson Thomas, which won a Grammy Award for Best Classical Album in 2004. EMI has also released her first solo recital CD, and in 2007 she made her debut at La Scala in Milan. A stunningly beautiful woman with a warm, outgoing personality, DeYoung has been praised for her "increasingly voluptuous" voice by the London Times, in a review that also called her "the Jessye Norman of our day," while The Daily Telegraph has praised her for her "gleaming tone and high intelligence." Read less

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Biography

Born: 1969; Colorado  
Mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung has established herself in barely a decade as one of the most prodigiously talented singers of her generation -- no mean feat in an era in which classical music seems ever more marginalized in our culture, and consequently hard-pressed to find exciting new personalities and performers. Born in Colorado in 1969, she attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI, followed by two California universities, before earning a Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Totenfeier
1. Allegro maestoso. Mit durchaus ernstem und feierlichem Ausdruck
2. Andante moderato. Sehr gemächlich
3. Scherzo: In ruhig fliessender Bewegung
4. "O Röschen rot! Der Mensch liegt in grösster Not!" (Sehr feierlich aber schlicht) Text from Des Knaben Wunderhorn: "Urlicht"
5. Im Tempo des Scherzo - Langsam misterioso
Veni, creator spiritus
"Imple superna gratia"
"Infirma nostri corporis"
Tempo I. (Allegro, etwas hastig)
"Infirma nostri corporis"
"Accende lumen sensibus"
"Veni, Creator...Da gaudiorum praemia"
"Gloria sit Patri Domino"
Poco adagio
Più mosso (Allegro moderato)
"Waldung, sie schwankt heran"
"Ewiger Wonnebrand"
"Wie Felsenabgrund mir zu Füßen"
"Gerettet ist das edle Glied" - "Hände verschlinget"
"Jene Rosen, aus den Händen"
"Uns bleibt ein Erdenrest"
"Ich spür' soeben" - "Freudig empfangen wir"
"Höchste Herrscherin der Welt"
"Dir, der Unberührbaren" - "Du schwebst zu Höhen"
"Bei der Liebe" - "Bei dem Bronn" - Bei dem hochgeweihten Orte"
"Neige, neige, du Ohnegleiche"
"Er überwächst uns schon" - "Vom edlen Geisterchor umgeben"
"Komm! hebe dich zu höhern Sphären" - "Blicket auf zum Retterblick"
"Alles Vergängliche"
Veni, creator spiritus
"Imple superna gratia"
"Infirma nostri corporis"
Tempo I. (Allegro, etwas hastig)
"Infirma nostri corporis"
"Accende lumen sensibus"
"Veni, Creator...Da gaudiorum praemia"
"Gloria sit Patri Domino"
Poco adagio
Più mosso (Allegro moderato)
"Waldung, sie schwankt heran"
"Ewiger Wonnebrand"
"Wie Felsenabgrund mir zu Füßen"
"Gerettet ist das edle Glied" - "Hände verschlinget"
"Jene Rosen, aus den Händen"
"Uns bleibt ein Erdenrest"
"Ich spür' soeben" - "Freudig empfangen wir"
"Höchste Herrscherin der Welt"
"Dir, der Unberührbaren" - "Du schwebst zu Höhen"
"Bei der Liebe" - "Bei dem Bronn" - Bei dem hochgeweihten Orte"
"Neige, neige, du Ohnegleiche"
"Er überwächst uns schon" - "Vom edlen Geisterchor umgeben"
"Komm! hebe dich zu höhern Sphären" - "Blicket auf zum Retterblick"
"Alles Vergängliche"
I. Kraftig, Entschieden
III. Comodo, Scherzando, Ohne Hast
IV. Sehr langsam - Misterioso
V. Lustig im Tempo und keck im Ausdruck
VI. Langsam - Ruhevoll - Empfunden
1. Allegro maestoso. Mit durchaus ernstem und feierlichem Ausdruck
2. Andante moderato. Sehr gemächlich
3. Scherzo: In ruhig fliessender Bewegung
4. "O Röschen rot! Der Mensch liegt in grösster Not!" (Sehr feierlich aber schlicht) Text from Des Knaben Wunderhorn: "Urlicht"
5. Im Tempo des Scherzo - Langsam misterioso
Les Troyens: Act I, No. 1 - ?Ha, Ha! Apres dix ans?
Les Troyens: Act I, No. 2 - ?Les Grecs ont disparu?
Les Troyens: Act I, No. 2 - ?Malheureux roi!?
Les Troyens: Act I, No. 3 - ?C'est lui!?
Les Troyens: Act I, No. 3 - ?Reviens a toi... Pauvre ame... si tu m'aimes... mais le ciel et la terre... quitte-nous des ce soir?
Les Troyens: Act I, No. 4 - ?Dieux protecteurs de la ville eternelle?
Les Troyens: Act I, No. 5 - Combat de ceste - pas de lutteurs
Les Troyens: Act I, No. 6 - Pantomime
Les Troyens: Act I, No. 7 - ?Du peuple et des soldats?
Les Troyens: Act I, No. 8 - ?Chatiment effroyable!?
Les Troyens: Act I, No. 9 - ?Que la deesse... a cet objet sacre?
Les Troyens: Act I, No. 10 - ?Non, je ne verrai pas la deplorable fete?
Les Troyens: Act I, No. 11 - ?De mes sens eperdus Marche Troyenne?
Les Troyens: Act II, No. 12a - Scene et recitatif: introduction
Les Troyens: Act II, No. 12b - Scene et recitatif: introduction
Les Troyens: Act II, No. 12 - ?O lumiere de troie... Ah! Fuis, fils de Venus?
Les Troyens: Act II, No. 13 - ?Quelle esperance... Le salut des Vaincus...?
Les Troyens: Act II, No. 14 - ?Ha, puissante Cybele?
Les Troyens: Act II, No. 15 - ?Tous ne periront pas... Oh digne soeur d'Hector?
Les Troyens: Act II, No. 16 - ?Coplices de sa gloire... Le tresor!?
Les Troyens: Act III, No. 17 - ?De Carthage les cieux?
Les Troyens: Act III, No. 18 - Chant national ?Gloire a Didon?
Les Troyens: Act III, No. 19a - ?Nous avons vu finir sept ans a peine?
Les Troyens: Act III, No. 19b - ?Chers tyriens?
Les Troyens: Act III, No. 20 - Entree des constructeurs
Les Troyens: Act III, No. 21 - Entree des matelots
Les Troyens: Act III, No. 22 - Entree des laboureurs
Les Troyens: Act III, No. 23 - ?Peuple! Tous les honneurs?
Les Troyens: Act III, No. 24 - Les chants joyeux
Les Troyens: Act III, No. 25a - ?Echappes a grand peine?
Les Troyens: Act III, No. 25b - ?Errante sur les mers?
Les Troyens: Act III, No. 26 - ?J'eprouve une soudaine et vive impatience?
Les Troyens: Act III, No. 27 - ?Auguste reine, un peuple errant et malheureux?
Les Troyens: Act III, No. 28 - ?J'ose a peine annoncer ... Reine! Je suis Enee ... Des armes! Des armes!?
Les Troyens: Act IV, No. 29 - Chasse royale et orage
Les Troyens: Act IV, No. 30 - ?Dites, Narbal, qui cause vos alarmes?
Les Troyens: Act IV, No. 31a - ?De quels revers air?
Les Troyens: Act IV, No. 31b - ?Vaine terreur cavatine?
Les Troyens: Act IV, No. 31c - ?De quels revers air et cavatine?
Les Troyens: Act IV, No. 32 - Marche pour l'entree de la reine
Les Troyens: Act IV, No. 33a - Pas des almees ballet
Les Troyens: Act IV, No. 33b - Danse des esclaves ballet
Les Troyens: Act IV, No. 33c - Pas d'esclaves Nubiennes
Les Troyens: Act IV, No. 34a - ?Assez ma soeur?
Les Troyens: Act IV, No. 34b - ?O blonde Ceres?
Les Troyens: Act IV, No. 35a - ?Pardonne, Iopas?
Les Troyens: Act IV, No. 35b - ?O pudeur! Tout conspire?
Les Troyens: Act IV, No. 36a - ?Mais bannissons ces triste souvenirs?
Les Troyens: Act IV, No. 36b - ?Tout n'est que paix et charme?
Les Troyens: Act IV, No. 37 - ?Nuit d'ivresse et d'extase infinie?
Les Troyens: Act V, No. 38 - ?Vallon Sonore?
Les Troyens: Act V, No. 39 - ?Preparez tout, il faut partir enfin ... Chaque jour voit grandir?
Les Troyens: Act V, No. 40 - ?Par Bacchus!?
Les Troyens: Act V, No. 41a - ?Inutiles regrets!?
Les Troyens: Act V, No. 41b - ?Ah! Quand viendra l'instant des supremes adieux?
Les Troyens: Act V, No. 42 - ?Enee!?
Les Troyens: Act V, No. 43 - ?Debout, Troyens, eveillez-vous, allerte! ... Allerte! Entendez vous amis ...?
Les Troyens: Act V, No. 44 - ?Errante sur test pas ...?
Les Troyens: Act V, No. 44 - ?Italie!?
Les Troyens: Act V, No. 45 - ?Va ma soeur, l'implorer?
Les Troyens: Act V, No. 46 - ?En mer, voyez! Six vaisseaux!?
Les Troyens: Act V, No. 47 - ?Ah! Ah! Je vais mourir?
Les Troyens: Act V, No. 48 - ?Adieu, fiere cite?
Les Troyens: Act V, No. 49 - ?Dieux, de loubli, dieux du tenare ... S'il faut enfin qu'Enee aborde Italie?
Les Troyens: Act V, No. 50 - ?Pluton ... semble m'etre propice?
Les Troyens: Act V, No. 51 - ?Ah! Au secours! Au Secours! La renne s'est frappee?
Les Troyens: Act V, No. 52 - ?Rome ... Rome ... Immortelle! ... Haine eternelle a la race d'Enee?
I. Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde (The Drinking Song of Earth's Misery)
II. Der Einsame im Herbst (The Lonely One in Autumn)
III. Von der Jugend (Of Youth)
IV. Von der Schonheit (Of Beauty)
V. Der Trunkene im Fruhling (The Drunkard in Spring)
VI. Der Abschied (The Farewell): Schwer
VI. Der Abschied (The Farewell): Sehr massig
VI. Der Abschied (The Farewell): Fliessend
VI. Der Abschied (The Farewell): Schwer
VI. Der Abschied (The Farewell): Nicht eilen
VI. Der Abschied (The Farewell): Sehr massig
Waldmärchen
Der Spielmann
Hochzeitsstück


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