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Lorna Anderson

Biography

Lorna Anderson is a highly regarded British soprano whose career has centered on the concert and recital stage. A student of Patricia MacMahon at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, she excelled, winning several awards. In 1984, she won First Prize in the Peter Pears and Royal Overseas League Competitions and in 1986 won the most highly regarded English vocal award, the Purcell-Britten Prize for Concert Singers.

A performer
Read more with a particular interest in early opera, Anderson sang Handel's Theodora with the Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Purcell's Fairy Queen with the English Concert, the role of Morgana in Handel's Alcina at the Halle Handel Festival, and the role of Servilia in Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito with the Flanders Philharmonic Orchestra. The Netherlands Opera production in which she sang in Monteverdi's Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda was recorded for video.

Anderson sings a wide range of the concert repertoire. Her British credits include appearances with the BBC Philharmonic, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The Sixteen, The King's Consort, the London Mozart Players, St. James' Baroque, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Roger Norrington, Andrew Parrott, and Richard Hickox.

Overseas, she has sung with the New World Symphony in Miami, the Academy of Ancient Music on its French and South American tours, the Ensemble InterContemporain, under Pierre Boulez, La Chapelle Royale, under Philippe Herreweghe, the Hague Residentie Orchestra, and the Stuttgart Chamber Choir.

She has recorded frequently, including a performance in Purcell's The Fairy Queen with Harry Christophers conducting, a series of Haydn Masses under Hickox, and Handel's L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato. Read less
Browse 1-22 of 22 Available Recordings
  • 1.
    Debussy: Songs, Vol. 2 / Anderson, Milne, Martineau
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 67883 Release Date: 04/10/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Claude Debussy
    Performer:  Lisa Milne,  Malcolm Martineau,  Lorna Anderson
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  • 2.
    Poulenc: Complete Songs Vol 3 / Milne, Anderson, Murray, Fox, Oliemans, Lemalu, Martineau
    Label: Signum U.k.   Catalog: 272 Release Date: 11/22/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Francis Poulenc
    Performer:  Sarah Fox,  Malcolm Martineau,  Thomas Oliemans,  Lorna Anderson  ... 
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    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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    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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    Haydn: Complete Scottish Songs / Anderson, Macdougall, Haydn Trio Eisenstadt
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 93769 Release Date: 07/13/2010   Number of Discs: 18
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
    Performer:  Lorna Anderson,  Jamie MacDougall
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Haydn Trio Eisenstadt
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    Haydn: Scottish Songs Vol 6 / Anderson, Macdougall
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 93856 Release Date: 01/13/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
    Performer:  Jamie MacDougall,  Lorna Anderson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Haydn Trio Eisenstadt
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    Mozart: Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail / Christopher Hogwood
    Label: L'oiseau Lyre   Catalog: 430339 Release Date: 09/02/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Lynne Dawson,  Marianne Hirsti,  Uwe Heilmann,  Günter von Kannen  ... 
    Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  Academy of Ancient Music Chorus
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  • 8.
    Haydn: Folk Song Arrangements Vol 5 - Scottish Songs / Anderson, Macdougall, Et Al
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 93736 Release Date: 08/05/2008   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
    Performer:  Jamie MacDougall,  Lorna Anderson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Haydn Trio Eisenstadt
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  • 9.
    Sempre Amor - Portuguese Love Songs
    Label: L.i.r. (London Independent Records)   Catalog: 70002 Release Date: 06/01/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  José Francisco Leal,  Anonymous,  Joseph Fachinetti,  Gabriel Fernandes Da Trindade  ... 
    Performer:  Lorna Anderson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Apollo Chamber Players
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  • 10.
    Monteverdi Cycle - Poppea, Ulisse, L'Orfeo
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 972 Release Date: 03/27/2007   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi
    Performer:  Harry Van der Kamp,  Michael Chance,  Cynthia Haymon,  Brigitte Balleys  ... 
    Conductor:  Christophe Rousset,  Glen Wilson,  David Porcelijn,  Stephen Stubbs
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Opera Baroque Orchestra,  Les Talens Lyriques,  Netherlands Opera Orchestra  ... 
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  • 11.
    Haydn: Scottish & Welsh Songs / Anderson, Macdougall
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 93059 Release Date: 01/16/2007   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
    Performer:  Lorna Anderson,  Jamie MacDougall
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Haydn Trio Eisenstadt
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  • 12.
    Auld Scottish Sangs / Scottish Early Music Consort
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 0581 Release Date: 04/04/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Carl Maria von Weber,  Leopold Anton Kozeluch,  Johann Nepomuk Hummel  ... 
    Performer:  John Kitchen,  Marjorie Rycroft,  Christopher Field,  Lorna Anderson  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Early Music Consort
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  • 13.
    Linley: The Shakespeare Ode / Nicholson, Parley
    Label: Helios   Catalog: 55253 Release Date: 11/08/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Thomas Linley Jr.
    Performer:  Julia Gooding,  Lorna Anderson,  Richard Wistreich
    Conductor:  Peter Holman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parley of Instruments Baroque Orchestra,  Parley of Instruments Choir
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  • 14.
    Schubert: The Complete Songs
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 44201/40 Release Date: 11/08/2005   Number of Discs: 40
    Composer:  Franz Schubert,  Carl Maria von Weber,  Gioachino Rossini,  Ludwig Berger  ... 
    Performer:  Graham Johnson,  Brigitte Fassbaender,  Christine Schäfer,  Michael George  ... 
    Conductor:  Stephen Layton
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holst Singers,  London Schubert Chorale,  New Company Singers
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    Haydn: Scottish Songs For George Thomson I / Anderson, Macdougall, Et Al
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 92278 Release Date: 07/26/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
    Performer:  Jamie MacDougall,  Hannes Gradwohl,  Harald Kosik,  Lorna Anderson  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Haydn Trio Eisenstadt
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    Purcell: The Fairy Queen / The Sixteen
    Label: Coro   Catalog: 16005 Release Date: 01/01/2003   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Henry Purcell
    Performer:  Gillian Fisher,  Lorna Anderson,  Ann Murray,  Michael Chance  ... 
    Conductor:  Harry Christophers
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Symphony of Harmony and Invention,  The Sixteen
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    Schumann: Liederkreis Op 39, Romanzen & Balladen / Terfel
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 447042 Release Date: 02/08/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Malcolm Martineau,  Bryn Terfel,  Timothy Robinson,  Lorna Anderson
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    Haydn: Heiligmesse, Etc / Hickox, Collegium Musicum 90
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 645 Release Date: 11/30/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
    Performer:  Lorna Anderson,  Mark Padmore,  Stephen Varcoe,  Pamela Helen Stephen
    Conductor:  Richard Hickox
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Musicum 90
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    Handel: L'allegro Il Peseroso Ed Il Moderato / King, Et Al
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 67283/4 Release Date: 10/12/1999   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Neal Davies,  Susan Gritton,  Lorna Anderson,  Claron McFadden  ... 
    Conductor:  Robert King
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Consort
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  • 20.
    The Hyperion Schubert Edition - Complete Songs Vol 31
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 33031 Release Date: 08/11/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Graham Johnson,  Christine Brewer,  Paul Robinson,  Catherine Denley  ... 
    Conductor:  Stephen Layton
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holst Singers
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  • 21.
    The Hyperion Schubert Edition - Complete Songs Vol 22
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 33022 Release Date: 12/15/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Graham Johnson,  Catherine Wyn-Rogers,  Jamie MacDougall,  Simon Keenlyside  ... 
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  • 22.
    Mary's Music / Scottish Early Music Consort
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 529 Release Date: 11/18/1992   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Orlando de Lassus,  William Byrd,  James Lauder,  Andrew Blackhall  ... 
    Performer:  Paul Hindmarsh,  Fiona Milne,  Lorna Anderson,  John Kitchen  ... 
    Conductor:  Warwick Edwards
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Early Music Consort
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