Felicity Lott

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Biography

Born: May 8, 1947; Cheltenham, England  
English soprano Felicity Lott began her musical studies on the violin and piano, but she did not entertain the idea of a musical career until after completing a degree in French at the Royal Holloway College. Having studied voice during college, she auditioned for the Royal Academy of Music, and spent the next four years there. Her debut came in London as Seleuce in Handel's Tolomeo, but she first came to public attention in 1975 when she stepped Read more in as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte at the English National Opera, where she also sang Natasha in Prokofiev's War and Peace and Roxane in Szymanowski's King Roger. In 1976 at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden she continued this thread of modern opera in Henze's We Come to the River and Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The following year, she sang Anne Trulove in The Rake's Progress at Glyndebourne and Jennifer in Tippett's Midsummer marriage at the Welsh National Opera. Perhaps even more important was singing the Countess in Strauss's Capriccio for the Glyndebourne Touring Company; this was the first of many Strauss roles she was to make her own.

Lott also undertook roles from the standard repertory, including Poppea in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea, the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, Fiordiligi in Cosě fan tutte and Xiphares in Mitridate, ré di Ponto. She had great success in French opera, especially as Charpentier's Louise, Blanche in Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmelites and the Woman in La voix humaine. She eventually added more Strauss roles to her repertoire, including both Octavian and the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier, Christine in Intermezzo and Arabella. She has sung at all of the major opera houses around the world, including Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco, the Metropolitan, Hamburg, Dresden, Vienna, Paris Opera, and Munich. Her Mozart roles have remained central in her performing schedule.

Lott is also very active as a recitalist. She is one of the original members of the Songmaker's Almanac, a group created by pianist Graham Johnson to explore all areas of song literature. She and Richard Jackson have been admired for their performances of Wolf's Italianisches Liederbuch. She is also well known for her interpretations of the songs of Francis Poulenc and has recorded nearly all of the songs appropriate for female voice. Her performances of Schumann's Frauenliebe und -leben and Berg's Sieben frühe Lieder are also highly acclaimed. Her recital programs are unusually varied and often contain little-known pieces, and are much anticipated by audiences. She also appears regularly with major orchestras around the world. Her concert repertoire includes the second and fourth symphonies of Mahler, the oratorios of Bach, Handel, Mendelssohn, and, of course, the Four Last Songs of Strauss.

When Felicity Lott began performing, her voice was a medium sized lyric soprano with a strong lower register. As she has matured, the voice has taken on darker hues which have enabled her to be able to fulfill all of the demands of the great Strauss operas for which she is justly famous. She has excellent control of the entire dynamic range and a wonderful feel for the long phrases of Mozart and Strauss. She is an excellent actress and is careful to create a complete character in her performances.

Lott is married to the actor Gabriel Woolf. She became a Commander of the British Empire in 1990, and was knighted as a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 1996. Read less
Mozart: Cosě Fan Tutte / Mackerras, Lott, Hadley, Et Al
Release Date: 03/29/1994   Label: Telarc  
Catalog: 80360   Number of Discs: 3
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Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier / Kleiber, Lott, Von Otter, Bonney, Moll
Release Date: 06/19/2001   Label: Deutsche Grammophon  
Catalog: 073008   Number of Discs: 2
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Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream / Lott, Cotrubas, Glyndebourne Festival
Release Date: 07/27/2004   Label: Kultur Video  
Catalog: 1411   Number of Discs: 1
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Strauss: Intermezzo / Lott, Pringle, Kuhn
Release Date: 06/24/2008   Label: Kultur Video  
Catalog: 4260   Number of Discs: 1
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Mozart: Cosě Fan Tutte / Mackerras, Lott, Hadley, Et Al
Release Date: 09/09/2008   Label: Telarc  
Catalog: 80728   Number of Discs: 3
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  • 26.
    Essential Choral
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 234422 Release Date: 01/22/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  George Frideric Handel,  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Franz Schubert  ... 
    Performer:  Robert Tear,  John Shirley-Quirk,  Heather Harper,  Peter Barley  ... 
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    Anniversary Series - Art Song Collection
    Label: Signum U.k.   Catalog: 303 Release Date: 11/27/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Francis Poulenc,  Alec Roth  ... 
    Performer:  Simon Crawford-Phillips,  Andrew Kennedy,  Roderick Williams,  Iain Burnside  ... 
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  • 28.
    100 Best Operetta
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 972635 Release Date: 11/19/2012   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Various,  Franz Lehár,  Carl Zeller,  Johann Strauss Jr.  ... 
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    Essential Encores
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 05149 Release Date: 10/09/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonio Bazzini,  Niccolň Paganini,  Fritz Kreisler,  Jules Massenet  ... 
    Performer:  Vag Papian,  Maxim Vengerov,  Michael Rabin,  John Lenehan  ... 
    Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch,  Rudolf Kempe,  Sir Thomas Beecham,  Mariss Jansons  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Virtuosi,  Nash Ensemble
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    Essential Film Classics
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 5134 Release Date: 10/09/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Richard Strauss,  Richard Wagner,  James Horner,  John T. Williams  ... 
    Performer:  David Bell,  Cécile Ousset,  Manuel Barrueco,  Steve Morse  ... 
    Conductor:  Klaus Tennstedt,  Mariss Jansons,  David Abel,  Geoff Love  ... 
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  • 31.
    Neeme Jarvi - Highlights From A Remarkable 30 Year Recording Career
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 24144 Release Date: 07/31/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák,  Johan Halvorsen,  Gustav Mahler,  Johannes Brahms  ... 
    Performer:  Melina Madozzi,  Linda Finnie,  Felicity Lott,  Suzanne Murphy  ... 
    Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
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  • 32.
    Poulenc: La Voix Humaine, Etc / Jordan, Lott, 	Suisse Romande Orchestra
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 501759 Release Date: 07/10/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Francis Poulenc
    Performer:  Felicity Lott
    Conductor:  Armin Jordan
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
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  • 33.
    Strauss: Songs / Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
    Label: Champs Hill Records   Catalog: 37 Release Date: 06/26/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Strauss
    Performer:  Felicity Lott,  Graham Johnson
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  • 34.
    Glorious Majesty – Music for English Kings and Queens
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 27285 Release Date: 04/24/2012   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Henry Purcell,  Sir Edward Elgar,  Sir William Walton  ... 
    Performer:  Alastair Ross,  Benjamin Bayl,  Oliver Brookes,  Christopher Hogwood  ... 
    Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury,  David Munrow,  Roger Norrington,  Philip Ledger  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Consort of London
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  • 35.
    Best Of Operetta - La Belle Helčne, Die Fledermaus, Die Lustige Witwe
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 107509 Release Date: 10/25/2011   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Jacques Offenbach,  Johann Strauss Jr.,  Franz Lehár
    Performer:  François Le Roux,  Felicity Lott,  Michel Sénéchal,  Yann Beuron  ... 
    Conductor:  Marc Minkowski,  Theodor Guschlbauer,  Franz Welser-Möst
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre,  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna State Opera Orchestra  ... 
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  • 36.
    Elgar in Sussex
    Label: Champs Hill Records   Catalog: 27 Release Date: 10/25/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sir Edward Elgar
    Performer:  Felicity Lott,  Joseph Middleton
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gould Piano Trio,  Schubert Ensemble of London
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  • 37.
    My Own Country / Lott, Johnson
    Label: Champs Hill Records   Catalog: 24 Release Date: 09/27/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Charles Hubert Parry,  John Ireland,  Sir Edward Elgar,  Roger Quilter  ... 
    Performer:  Felicity Lott,  Graham Johnson
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  • 38.
    Poulenc: Complete Songs Vol 2 / Milne, Anderson, Murray, Lott, Maltman, Lemalu, Martineau
    Label: Signum U.k.   Catalog: 263 Release Date: 07/26/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Francis Poulenc
    Performer:  Christopher Maltman,  Malcolm Martineau,  Felicity Lott,  Robert Murray  ... 
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  • 39.
    Voyage A Paris - The Melodies Of Francis Poulenc / Lott, Johnson
    Label: Helios   Catalog: 55366 Release Date: 06/14/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Francis Poulenc
    Performer:  Felicity Lott,  Graham Johnson,  Anthony Rolfe Johnson,  Richard Jackson  ... 
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  • 40.
    Klaus Tennstedt - The Complete Mahler Recordings
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 94493 Release Date: 06/07/2011   Number of Discs: 16
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Doris Soffel,  Edith Mathis,  Ortrun Wenkel,  Lucia Popp  ... 
    Conductor:  Klaus Tennstedt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Choir,  Southend Boys Choir  ... 
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  • 41.
    Offenbach: Orphee Aux Enfers, La Belle Helene / Minkowski, Dessay, Lott
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 107506 Release Date: 05/31/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Jacques Offenbach
    Performer:  Cassandre Berthon,  Laurent Naouri,  Steven Cole,  Yann Beuron  ... 
    Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Grenoble Chamber Orchestra,  Lyon National Opera Chorus,  Lyon National Opera Orchestra  ... 
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  • 42.
    Poulenc: Complete Songs Vol 1 / Milne, Anderson, Murray, Lott, Maltman, Lemalu, Martineau
    Label: Signum U.k.   Catalog: 247 Release Date: 04/26/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Francis Poulenc
    Performer:  Robert Murray,  Malcolm Martineau,  Lisa Milne,  Christopher Maltman  ... 
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  • 43.
    Mahler: Symphony No. 2
    Label: Cascavelle   Catalog: 3148 Release Date: 02/08/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Richard Strauss,  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Felicity Lott
    Conductor:  Armin Jordan
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  • 44.
    Charpentier: Louise / Lott, Pruett, Gorr, Blanc, Cambreling
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 79002 Release Date: 01/25/2011   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Gustave Charpentier
    Performer:  Felicity Lott,  Jérôme Pruett,  Rita Gorr,  Gerard Serkoyan  ... 
    Conductor:  Sylvain Cambreling
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie Orchestra,  Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie Chorus
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  • 45.
    Schumann: Favourite Songs / Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
    Label: Musical Concepts   Catalog: 1091 Release Date: 01/25/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Graham Johnson,  Felicity Lott
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  • 46.
    Amor - Strauss: Opera Scenes & Lieder / Dessay, Pappano
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 41933 Release Date: 12/07/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Strauss
    Performer:  Natalie Dessay,  Sophie Koch,  Angelika Kirchschlager,  Felicity Lott
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
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  • 47.
    Plum Pudding / Lott, Woolf, Joyful Company of Singers
    Label: Champs Hill Records   Catalog: 13 Release Date: 11/16/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Traditional,  Tomás Luis de Victoria,  William Byrd,  Kenneth Leighton  ... 
    Performer:  Felicity Lott
    Conductor:  Peter Broadbent
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Joyful Company of Singers
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  • 48.
    Best of British - The Nation's Favourite Classical Music
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 31600 Release Date: 09/28/2010   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  Gustav Holst,  Sir Edward Elgar,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  David Nolan,  Robert Cohen,  Paul Beniston,  Mair Jones  ... 
    Conductor:  Vernon Handley,  Simon Rattle,  Norman Del Mar,  Sir Charles Mackerras  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Virtuosi of England
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  • 49.
    Schumann: Complete Songs
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 44441 Release Date: 09/14/2010   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Robert Schumann,  Clara Wieck Schumann
    Performer:  Graham Johnson,  Stella Doufexis,  Geraldine McGreevy,  Adrian Thompson  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ex Cathedra Chamber Choir
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  • 50.
    Essential Opera
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 27920 Release Date: 08/24/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Georges Bizet,  Gioachino Rossini,  Giacomo Puccini  ... 
    Performer:  Placido Domingo,  Nicolai Gedda,  Ernest Blanc,  Thomas Hampson  ... 
    Conductor:  Riccardo Muti,  Thomas Schippers,  Pierre Dervaux,  Gianluigi Gelmetti  ... 
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