Rosemary Joshua


Country: Wales  
Rosemary Joshua is a Welsh soprano who established her career in the 1990s. As is increasingly common among British vocal artists, Joshua is known both for period-style performances of Baroque operas (such as those by Handel) and for standard performances of Romantic and twentieth-century works.

Her major roles and venues include: Susanna in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro (English National Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Cologne
Read more Opera), the title role in Handel's Semele (the Innsbruck Festival, Opera of Flanders, English National Opera, Aix-en-Provence Festival), Cleopatra in Handel's Giulio Cesare (Miami Grand Opera), Poppea in Handel's Agrippina (La Monnaie in Brussels and the Champs-Elysées Opera in Paris). Anne Trulove in Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress (Glyndebourne), the title role in Janácek's The Adventures of the Vixen Bystrou?ka (Ghent and the Opera of Flanders in Antwerp), and Juliet in Gounod's Romeo et Juliette (San Diego Opera, where she made her American operatic debut in 1998).

At the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, she has sung Massenet's Manon, Mascagni's Fedora, and Puccini's La Rondine. She was scheduled to sing as Galatea in Acis and Galatea at the Proms in London in August 2001 and to make her Metropolitan Opera debut as Adele in Die Fledermaus in the autumn of 2002.

She has sung with major original-instrument and standard orchestras in concert. These include the Philharmonia Orchestra of London, the Royal Scottish National Opera, the Akademie für Alte Musik of Berlin, Les Musiciens du Louvre of Paris, and Les Arts Florissants, with which she made her American concert debut at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

She has recorded for Erato, Teldec, Harmonia Mundi (France), and Chandos in Handel's Orlando, Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Venus and Adonis, Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier (as Sophie), and Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel (the Sandman). Read less

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Country: Wales  
Rosemary Joshua is a Welsh soprano who established her career in the 1990s. As is increasingly common among British vocal artists, Joshua is known both for period-style performances of Baroque operas (such as those by Handel) and for standard performances of Romantic and twentieth-century works.

Her major roles and venues include: Susanna in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro (English National Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Cologne
Read more
Accompagnato ed Arioso « Vain Fluctuating State of Human Empire! »
Aria « Thou, God Most High, and Thou Alone »
Recitative « The Fate of Babylon, I Fear, Is Nigh. » « O Much Belov'd »
Air « Lament Not Thus, O Queen, in Vain! »
Chorus of Babylonians « Behold By Persia'S Hero Made »
Recitative « Well May They Laugh, from Meagre Famine Safe » - Accompagnato « Oh Memory »
Aria « Opprest With Never Ceasing Grief »
Aria « Dry Those Unavailing Tears »
Recitative « Be Comforted: Safe Tho' the Tyrant Seem » - Accompagnato « Methought, As On the Bank of Deep Euphrates »
Aria « Behold the Monstrous Human Beast »
Recitative « Can You Then Think It Strange, If Drown'd in Wine » - Aria « Great God! Who Yet But Darkly Known »
Chorus « All Empires Upon God Depend »
Arioso « O Sacred Oracles of Truth! » - Aria « Amaz'd to Find the Foe So Near » - Chorus of Persians « to Arms, to Arms, No More Delay »
Accompagnato « Rejoice, My Countrymen: the Time Draws Near » - Recitative « For Long Ago » - Accompagnato « Thus Saith the Lord to Cyrus His Anointed »
Chorus « Sing, O Ye Heav'Ns, for the Lord Hath Done It »
Aria « Let Festal Joy Triumphant Reign » - Recitative « For You, My Friends, the Nobles of My Court »
Aria « The Leafy Honours of the Field »
Recitative « It Is the Custom; I May Say, the Law » 
Chorus of Jews « Recall, O King, Thy Rash Command »
Recitative « They Tell You True; Nor Can You Be to Learn »
Duet « O Dearer Than My Life, Forbear »
Chorus of Jews « By Slow Degrees the Wrath of God to Its Meridian Height Ascends »
Chorus « See, from His Post Euphrates Flies! » - Semichorus « Why Faithless River Dost Thou Leave » - Semichorus « Euphrates Hath His Task Fulfil'd » - Chorus « Of Things On Earth, Proud Man Must Own »
Recitative « You See, My Friends, a Path Into the City » - Aria « Amaz'd to Find the Foe So Near » - Chorus of Persians « to Arms, to Arms, No More Delay »
Chorus « Ye Tutelar Gods of Our Empire, Look Down »
Aria « Let the Deep Bowl Thy Praise Confess »
Accompagnato and Chorus « Where Is the God of Judah'S Boasted Pow'R? » - Recitative « Call All Our Wisemen, Sorcerers, Chaldeans »
Recitative « Ye Sages, Welcome Always to Your King » - Trio « Alas! Too Hard a Task the King Imposes » - Chorus « O Misery! O Terror! Hopeless Grief! »
Recitative « O King, Live for Ever! » - Aria « No: to Thyself Thy Trifles Be »
Accompagnato « Yet to Obey His Dread Command » « Thou, O King, Hast Lifted Up Thyself » - Recitative « O Sentence Too Severe! and Yet Too Sure! »
Aria « Regard, O Son, My Flowing Tears »
Aria « O God of Truth! O Faithful Guide! » - Recitative « You, Gobrias, Lead Directly to the Palace »
Chorus « O Glorious Prince! Thrice Happy They »
Aria « Alternate Hopes and Fears Distract My Mind » - Recitative « Fain Would I Hope. Is There Not Room to Hope? »
Aria « Can the Black Æthiop Change His Skin? » Recitative « My Hopes Revive, Here Arioch Comes: By This »
Chorus of Jews « Bel Boweth Down! Nebo Stoopeth! »
Aria « I Thank Thee, Sesach, Thy Sweet Pow'R » - a Martial Symphony
Aria « To Pow'R Immortal My First Thanks Are Due » - Recitative « Be It Thy Care, Good Gobrias, to Find Out »
Aria « Destructive War Thy Limits Know »
Duett « Great Victor, At Your Feet I Bow » - Recitative « Say, Venerable Prophet, Is There Ought »
Soli and Chorus « Tell It Out Among the Heathen, That the Lord Is King. »
Accompagnato « Yes, I Will Build Thy City, God of Israel »
Anthem « I Will Magnify Thee, O God My King, »
Act I Scene 1: Breathe soft ye gales (Israelite Woman)
Act I Scene 1: Watchful angels (Israelite Woman)
Act I Scene 1: O King of kings, celestial Lord! (Esther)
Act I Scene 1: Alleluia (Esther)
Act I Scene 1: With transport, lovely queen (Mordecai)
Act I Scene 1: So much beauty sweetly blooming (Mordecai)
Act I Scene 1: Again shall Salem, to the skies (Mordecai)
Act I Scene 1: My heart is inditing (Chorus)
Act I Scene 1: King's daughter (Chorus)
Act I Scene 1: Upon the right hand (Chorus)
Act I Scene 1: Kings shall be thy nursing fathers (Chorus)
Act I Scene 2: Let me with freedom thy petition know (Ahasuerus)
Act I Scene 2: Endless fame (Ahasuerus)
Act I Scene 3: 'Tis greater far to spare (Harbonah)
Act I Scene 3: Pluck root and branch (Harman)
Act I Scene 3: Our souls with ardour glow (Officer)
Act I Scene 3: Shall we the God of Israel fear (Chorus)
Act I Scene 4: Jerusalem no more shall mourn (First Israelite)
Act I Scene 4: Tune your harps to cheerful strains (Israelite Woman)
Act I Scene 4: Shall we of servitude complain (Second Israelite)
Act I Scene 4: Praise the Lord with cheerful noise (Israelite Woman)
Act I Scene 5: How have our sins provok'd the Lord! (Mordecai)
Act I Scene 5: Ye sons of Israel, mourn (Chorus)
Act I Scene 5: O Jordan, Jordan, sacred tide! (Mordecai)
Act I Scene 5: Ye sons of Israel, mourn (Chorus)
Act II Scene 1: Tyrants may awhile presume (Chorus)
Act II Scene 2: Why sits that sorrow on thy brow? (Esther)
Act II Scene 2: Dread not, righteous Queen (Modecai)
Act II Scene 2: O heaven, protect her (Israelite Woman)
Act II Scene 2: Duet: Blessings descend on downy wings (Israelite Woman, Mordecai)
Act II Scene 2: I go, the pow'r of grief to prove (Esther)
Act II Scene 2: Tears assist me, pity moving (Esther)
Act II Scene 2: Save us, O Lord! (Chorus)
Act II Scene 3: Who dares intrude into our presence (Ahasuerus)
Act II Scene 3: Duet: Who calls my parting soul from death? (Esther, Ahasuerus)
Act II Scene 3: O beauteous queen, unclose those eyes (Ahasuerus)
Act II Scene 3: I find favour in thy sight (Esther)
Act II Scene 3: How can I stay when love invites? (Esther)
Act II Scene 4: With inward joy his visage glows (First Israelite)
Act II Scene 4: Heav'n has lent her ev'ry charm (Israelite Woman)
Act II Scene 4: The king will listen to the royal fair (First Israelite)
Act II Scene 4: Blessed are they that fear the Lord (Chorus)
Act III Scene 1: Jehovah crown'd with glory bright (Mordecai)
Act III Scene 1: He comes! He comes to end our woes (Chorus)
Act III Scene 2: Now O my queen, thy suit declare (Ahasuerus)
Act III Scene 2: Turn not, O queen, thy face away (Haman)
Act III Scene 2: Flatt'ring tongue, no more I hear thee (Esther)
Act III Scene 2: Guards, seize the traitor (Ahasuerus)
Act III Scene 2: Through the nation he shall be (Ahasuerus)
Act III Scene 2: All applauding crowds, around (Chorus)
Act III Scene 2: How art thou fall'n from thy height! (Haman)
Act III Scene 2: Duet: I'll proclaim the wond'rous story (Esther, Israelite Woman)
Act III Scene 3: The Lord our enemy has slain, Allelujah! (Chorus)
Act I Scene 1: Fra i ciechi orror' notturni (Vitige, Teodata)
Act I Scene 1: Ricordati mio ben (Teodata, Vitige)
Act I Scene 2: Sinfonia
Act I Scene 2: Lotario, al sacro nodo (Ugone, Lotario, Guido, Teodata)
Act I Scene 3: Con l'alma reverente (Emilia, Guido, Ugone, Lotario, Teodata) - Quanto dolci, quanto care (Emilia)
Act I Scene 4: Son pur felice al fine (Guido)
Act I Scene 4: Bel contento gia gode quest'alma (Guido)
Act I Scene 5: O dell'Italo soglio, eccelso nume (Ugone, Flavio, Teodata)
Act I Scene 5: Benche povera donzella (Teodata)
Act I Scene 6: Della mia prole Emilia (Lotario, Flavio, Vitige)
Act I Scene 7: Di qual sovrano e riverito impero (Ugone, Flavio, Lotario) - Se a te vissi fedele (Lotario)
Act I Scene 8: Vitige! (Flavio, Vitige)
Act I Scene 8: Di quel bel che m'innamora (Flavio)
Act I Scene 9: Io vo temendo, O Dio (Vitige)
Act I Scene 9: Che bel contento (Vitige)
Act I Scene 10: Ah! Guido, Guido! (Ugone, Guido)
Act I Scene 11: Amor, Emilia, onore (Guido) - L'armellin vita non cura (Guido)
Act I Scene 12: Guido? Consorte? (Emilia, Guido)
Act I Scene 13: Chi mai l'intende, Oh Dio! (Emilia) - Amante stravagante (Emilia)
Act II Scene 1: Al tuo cenno reale ubbidiente (Teodata, Flavio) - Scene 2: Dove, dove mi celo? (Ugone, Flavio, Teodata)
Act II Scene 3: Ah! Teodata, Teodata! (Ugone, Teodata) - Fato tiranno e crudo (Ugone)
Act II Scene 4: Dunque per le mie nozze (Emilia, Lotario)
Act II Scene 4: S'egli ti chiede affetto (Lotario)
Act II Scene 5: Che mai chiedete, o stelle (Emilia, Guido)
Act II Scene 5: Parto, si; ma non so poi (Emilia)
Act II Scene 6: Privarmi ancora (Guido)
Act II Scene 6: Rompo i lacci, e frango i dardi (Guido)
Overture: ( - ) -
Overture: Allegro - Adagio -
Overture: Gavotte
Act I Scene 1: Behold! Auspicious flashes rise! (Cadmus)
Act I Scene 1: Lucky omens bless our rites (Chorus)
Act I Scene 1: Daughter, obey (Cadmus)
Act I Scene 1: Ah me! What refuge now is left me? (Semele)
Act I Scene 1: The morning lark to mine accords his note (Semele)
Act I Scene 1: See, she blushing turns her eyes (Athamus)
Act I Scene 1: Hymen, haste, thy torch prepare (Athamus)
Act I Scene 1: Alas! she yields (Ino)
Act I Scene 1: Why dost thou thus untimely grieve (Cadmus)
Act I Scene 1: Avert these omens, all ye pow'rs! (Chorus)
Act I Scene 1: Again auspicious flashes rise (Cadmus)
Act I Scene 1: Thy aid, pronubial Juno, Athamas implores (Athamus)
Act I Scene 1: Cease, cease your vows, 'tis impious to proceed (Chorus)
Act I Scene 2: O Athamus, what torture hast thou borne! (Athamus)
Act I Scene 2: Turn, hopeless lover, turn thy eyes (Ino)
Act I Scene 2: She weeps! The gentle maid, in tender pity (Athamus)
Act I Scene 2: Your tuneful voice my tale would tell (Athamus)
Act I Scene 2: Too well I see (Ino)
Act I Scene 2: You've undone me (Ino)
Act I Scene 3: Ah, wretched Prince, doom'd to disastrous love! - Scene 4: See, see, Jove's Priests and holy Augurs come (Cadmus)
Act I Scene 4: Hail, Cadmus, hail! Jove salutes the Theban King (Chorus)
Act I Scene 4: Endless pleasure, endless love (Semele)
Act I Scene 1: Tu dell' eccelse Mura (Thou to the lofty Walls) (Partenope)
Act I Scene 1: Viva viva Partenope viva (Oh live Parthenope! Live Ages o'er) (Chorus) - Miei Fidi arride il Cielo (My Friends, Heaven views us with a Look benign) (Partenope)
Act I Scene 2: Arsace (Arsaces) (Armindo, Arsace, Partenope, Rosmira)
Act I Scene 3: Regina, in folte Schiere (Great Queen!) (Ormonte, Arsace, Armindo, Partenope, Rosmira)
Act I Scene 3: L' Amor ed il Destin (Both Love and Fate shall meet) (Partenope)
Act I Scene 3: O Eurimene ha l' idea di Rosmira (Or Eurimines has Rosmira's Air) (Arsace)
Act I Scene 4: Cavalier, se gli Dei (Sir, if the Gods have not inclined your Thoughts) (Rosmira, Armindo)
Act I Scene 4: Se non ti sai spiegar (If then you fear to speak) (Rosmira)
Act I Scene 4: Armindo ardisci e prova (Be resolute Armindo, and attempt) (Armindo)
Act I Scene 4: Voglio dire al mio tesoro (Now to my lovely Fair I'll fly) (Armindo)
Act I Scene 5: Ah! Ch' un volto fatal mi da gran pena! (What Pangs I suffer from a fatal Face!) (Arsace, Rosmira)
Act I Scene 5: Un altra volta ancor (You promised, Faithless, once before) (Rosmira)
Act I Scene 5: Rosmira, oh! Dio! Rosmira (Rosmira, Oh ye Gods! the fair Rosmira) (Arsace)
Act I Scene 5: Sento Amor con novi Dardi (Love unrelenting, with a varied Dart) (Arsace)
Act I Scene 6: Stan pronti i miei Guerrieri a stringer l' armi? (Are my brave Warriors now prepared for Battle?) (Partenope, Ormonte)
Act I Scene 6: T' appresta forse amore (Or Love perhaps may bid you arm) (Ormonte)
Act I Scene 7: Signora (My Queen) (Armindo, Partenope)
Act I Scene 8: E di che reo son Io? (And in what fatal Act have I offended?) (Arsace, Partenope) - Per te moro (For thee the Pangs of Death I prove) (Arsace, Partenope) - Taci, basta (Enough, my Fairest, O forbear) (Arsace, Partenope)
Act I Scene 9: E se giunge Eurimene? (And what tho' Eurimenes now approaches) (Partenope, Arsace, Rosmira)
Act I Scene 9: Sei mia gioja, sei mio bene (Thou art my Joy, in thee I'm blest) (Partenope)
Act I Scene 9: I novelli amor tuoi (I've heard myself your new concerted Passion) (Rosmira, Arsace)
Act I Scene 9: Dimmi pietoso Ciel (Tell me, ye gracious Power, that rule the Sky) (Arsace)
Act I Scene 10: Ecco Emilio (Behold Emilius) (Ormonte, Emilio, Partenope, Armindo, Rosmira, Arsace)
Act I Scene 10: Anch' Io pugnar sapro (Now War shall all my Thoughts engage) (Emilio)
Act I Scene 11: Arsace, tu sarai (To you, Arsaces, as my General) (Partenope, Armindo, Rosmira, Arsace, Ormonte)
Act I Scene 11: Io ti levo l' Impero dell' Armi (Your Power in Arms I now control) (Partenope)
Act I Scene 12: Lascia deh! lascia, o Prence (Forbear, let me entreat you, Prince, forbear) (Arsace, Rosmira, Armindo)
Act I Scene 12: E figlio il mio timore (The Fears my throbbing Heart express) (Arsace)
Act I Scene 13: Prence, di te mi lagno (Ah Prince! with Reason I reproach your Conduct) (Armindo, Rosmira)
Act I Scene 13: Io seguo sol fiero (My Genius leads me to the Glades) (Rosmira)
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