Diana Montague

Biography

Born: Winchester, England  
This renowned mezzo soprano undertook her formal music education at the Royal Northern College of Music and made her debut in 1977 as Zerlina in Mozart's Don Giovanni with the Glyndebourne Touring Opera. Montague has appeared at the world's leading opera houses and concert halls, including Covent Garden, New York's Metropolitan Opera, the Paris Bastille, and the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. She is famous for her interpretations of the leading Read more mezzo soprano roles in operas by such composers as Mozart, Gluck, Richard Strauss, Rossini, Bellini, and Berlioz that she has realized at the Bayreuth, Salzburg, and Edinburgh festivals, among others. Her repertoire includes such rarely performed works as Donizetti's Zoraide di Granata and Rosamonda d'Inghilterra and Meyerbeer's Il Crociato in Egitto (The Crusaders in Egypt). Read less
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  • 1.
    Gluck: The Great Operas / Gardiner, Minkowski, McCreesh
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002088102 Release Date: 07/15/2014   Number of Discs: 15
    Composer:  Christoph W. Gluck
    Performer:  Derek Lee Ragin,  Sylvia McNair,  Cyndia Sieden,  Richard Croft  ... 
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner,  Marc Minkowski,  Paul McCreesh,  Bernhard Forck  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir,  Les Musiciens du Louvre  ... 
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    Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin / Ticciati, Stoyanova, Keenlyside, Maximova
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 1120 Release Date: 10/29/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Diana Montague,  Elena Maximova,  Peter Rose,  Krassimira Stoyanova  ... 
    Conductor:  Robin Ticciati
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
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    Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin / Ticciati, Stoyanova, Keenlyside, Maximova  [blu-ray]
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 7132 Release Date: 10/29/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Pavol Breslik,  Simon Keenlyside,  Krassimira Stoyanova,  Peter Rose  ... 
    Conductor:  Robin Ticciati
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
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  • 4.
    The John Eliot Gardiner Collection
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001826002 Release Date: 04/30/2013   Number of Discs: 30
    Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi,  Henry Purcell,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  Marinella Pennicchi,  Michael Chance,  Mark Tucker,  Bryn Terfel  ... 
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir,  His Majesties Sagbutts and Cornetts  ... 
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  • 5.
    All-Baroque Box (From Monteverdi To Bach) [50-CD Limited Edition]
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 001719702 Release Date: 09/25/2012   Number of Discs: 50
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  George Frideric Handel,  Domenico Scarlatti,  Giovanni Battista Pergolesi  ... 
    Performer:  Peter Harvey,  Stephen Varcoe,  Anthony Rolfe Johnson,  Michael Chance  ... 
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner,  Paul McCreesh,  Marc Minkowski,  Trevor Pinnock  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir,  Gabrieli Consort  ... 
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  • 6.
    Bellini: Norma / Bonynge, Sutherland, Caballe, Pavarotti, Ramey
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001615902 Release Date: 11/21/2011   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Vincenzo Bellini
    Performer:  Montserrat Caballé,  Luciano Pavarotti,  Dame Joan Sutherland,  Samuel Ramey  ... 
    Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Chorus,  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
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  • 7.
    Bellini: I Capuleti E I Montecchi / Campanella, Ricciarelli, Montague, Raffanti
    Label: Membran International Gmbh   Catalog: 233009 Release Date: 02/22/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Vincenzo Bellini
    Performer:  Marcello Lippi,  Diana Montague,  Katia Ricciarelli,  Dano Raffanti  ... 
    Conductor:  Bruno Campanella
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Venice Teatro la Fenice Orchestra,  Venice Teatro la Fenice Chorus
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  • 8.
    Vaughan Williams: Serenade To Music, Mystical Songs / Best
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 30025 Release Date: 10/12/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Performer:  Anne Dawson,  Linda Kitchen,  Amanda Roocroft,  Diana Montague  ... 
    Conductor:  Matthew Best
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Corydon Singers,  English Chamber Orchestra
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  • 9.
    Mozart: La Clemenza Di Tito / Putnam, Montague, Davis
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 100407 Release Date: 03/30/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Ashley Putnam,  Elzbieta Szmytka,  Martine Mahé,  Philip Langridge  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
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    Donizetti: Lucia Di Lammermoor / Bonynge, Gruberova, Shicoff, Ambrosian Singers, LSO
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 4688015 Release Date: 10/12/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti
    Performer:  Edita Gruberova,  Neil Shicoff,  Diana Montague,  Alexandru Agache  ... 
    Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Ambrosian Singers
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  • 11.
    Gluck: Iphigenie En Tauride
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 4781705 Release Date: 07/06/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Christoph W. Gluck
    Performer:  Thomas Allen,  René Massis,  John Aler,  Nancy Argenta  ... 
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi Choir,  Lyon Opera Orchestra
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  • 12.
    Franck: Les Beatitudes / Rilling, Montague, Danz, Et Al
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 98548 Release Date: 05/12/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  César Franck
    Performer:  Juan Vasle,  Reinhard Hagen,  John Cheek,  Ingeborg Danz  ... 
    Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart,  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
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  • 13.
    Handel - The Masterworks [30 CDs]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001275302 Release Date: 04/14/2009   Number of Discs: 30
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Paul Harvey,  Alison Hagley,  Susan Gritton,  Andreas Scholl  ... 
    Conductor:  Paul McCreesh,  Sir Charles Mackerras,  John Eliot Gardiner,  Trevor Pinnock  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Players,  Gabrieli Consort,  Wandsworth School Boys' Choir  ... 
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  • 14.
    Stravinsky: The Ballets / Robert Craft
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8506009 Release Date: 03/31/2009   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Performer:  Mark Wait,  Alan Ewing,  Susan Bickley,  Martyn Hill  ... 
    Conductor:  Robert Craft
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Orchestra of St. Luke's,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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    Britten: Turn Of The Screw / Hickox, Padmore, Milne, Wyn Davies
    Label: Kultur Video   Catalog: 907 Release Date: 11/18/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Catrin Wyn-Davies,  Lisa Milne,  Mark Padmore,  Diana Montague  ... 
    Conductor:  Richard Hickox
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
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    Il Banchetto Musicale Di Signor Rossini
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 434958 Release Date: 08/05/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
    Performer:  Diana Montague,  Maryse Castets,  Sumi Jo,  Raquel Pierotti  ... 
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Claudio Scimone,  Jesús Lopez-Cobos  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra,  Lyon Opera Chorus,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus  ... 
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    Vaughan Williams: Choral Works / Best, Corydon Singers
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 44321 Release Date: 06/10/2008   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Performer:  Roger Judd,  Richard Pasco,  Ursula Howells,  John Gielgud  ... 
    Conductor:  Matthew Best
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Corydon Singers,  City of London Sinfonia,  Corydon Orchestra  ... 
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  • 18.
    Opera In English - Mozart: Cosě Fan Tutte, K 588 / Mackerras
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 3152 Release Date: 04/29/2008   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Toby Spence,  Diana Montague,  Christopher Maltman,  Janice Watson  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
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    Land Of Hope & Glory - The Last Night Of The Proms
    Label: Eloquence   Catalog: 4800476 Release Date: 04/14/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sir Henry Wood,  Charles Hubert Parry,  Sir Edward Elgar,  Ralph Vaughan Williams  ... 
    Performer:  Robert Lloyd,  Michael George,  Stephen Roberts,  Felicity Lott  ... 
    Conductor:  Roger Norrington
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Choir,  London Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 20.
    Il Salotto Vol 11 - La Serenata / Ford, Montague, Harper
    Label: Opera Rara   Catalog: 242 Release Date: 01/08/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Amédée de Beauplan,  Angelo Mariani,  Pietro Antonio Coppola,  Antoine Elwart  ... 
    Performer:  David Harper,  Diana Montague,  Majella Cullagh,  Barry Banks  ... 
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    Entre Nous - Celebrating Offenbach
    Label: Opera Rara   Catalog: 243 Release Date: 10/09/2007   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Jacques Offenbach
    Performer:  Mark Stone,  André Cognet,  Colin Lee,  Jennifer Larmore  ... 
    Conductor:  David Parry
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
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  • 22.
    Opera In English - Humperdinck: Hansel & Gretel / Mackerras
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 3143 Release Date: 07/31/2007   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Engelbert Humperdinck
    Performer:  Diana Montague,  Sarah Coppen,  Jane Henschel,  Jennifer Larmore  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  New London Children's Choir
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    Il Salotto Vol 9 - Ora Divina - The Sublime Hour
    Label: Opera Rara   Catalog: 239 Release Date: 01/16/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Angelo Mariani,  Lord (John Fane) Burghersh,  Fabio Campana,  Edoardo Vera  ... 
    Performer:  Bruce Ford,  David Harper,  Majella Cullagh,  Diana Montague  ... 
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    Donizetti: Lucia Di Lammermoor Highlights / Bonynge, Gruberova
    Label: Elatus   Catalog: 33142 Release Date: 05/17/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti
    Performer:  Neil Shicoff,  Edita Gruberova,  Diana Montague,  Alastair Miles  ... 
    Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Ambrosian Singers
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    Berlioz: Les Nuits D'été, Songs / Gardiner, Crook, Robbin
    Label: Apex   Catalog: 749583 Release Date: 04/14/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Hector Berlioz
    Performer:  Howard Crook,  Catherine Robbin,  Gilles Cachemaille,  Brigitte Fournier  ... 
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
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