Geraldine McGreevy

Biography

Country: England  
Geraldine McGreevy began a fast-developing career as a mezzo-soprano when she won the prestigious Kathleen Ferrier Award in 1996.

She is a music graduate of the University of Birmingham. She taught in Martel, France for two years, then returned to England to continue postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She earned the Royal Academy of Music Diploma (DipRAM), which is given only to students of high honors, and also
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In the 1997-1998 season, she studied at the National Opera Studio, a workshop for promising young singers sponsored by the English National Opera, and after that continued her voice studies with Richard Smart.

She sang with the British Youth Opera as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, First Lady in Mozart's Magic Flute, Mistress Page in Vaughan Williams' Sir John in Love, and the Casilda in Sullivan's The Gondoliers. At the Royal Academy in 1997, she sang the part of Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, and has repeated the role with Opera Zuid. At the Welsh National Opera she has sung the role of the ghost Miss Jessel in Britten's The Turn of the Screw and the Female Chorus in the same composer's The Rape of Lucretia at the Edinburgh Festival. Other roles are Angelica in Orlando, Poppea in Agrippina, Galatea in Acis and Galatea, Micaëla in Carmen and Laurette in Le Docteur Miracle.

Her debut recital at London's Wigmore Hall was in 1997. She has returned there several times, and also has sung recitals at St. John's, Smith, Square, the Frankfurt Opera House, the Edinburgh Festival, and the Klavier Festival Ruhr. She has performed with such leading accompanists as Julius Drake and Graham Johnson.

McGreevy has developed a body of credits in concert performances. She sang in Zurich, Switzerland with the Moscow Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jane Glover, at the Cologne Philharmonie with the Sharoun Ensemble conducted by Anne Manson, The English Concert with Trevor Pinnock, the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields with Sir Neville Marriner, The London Philharmonic Orchestra with Kurt Masur and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Libor Pesek conducting.

She has recorded for Hyperion, taking part in that label's acclaimed series of Schubert Lieder with Graham Johnson. Other recordings for Hyperion include a set of songs by Arthur Bliss with the Nash Ensemble and music of John Blow with Red Byrd and the Parley of Instruments. She has appeared regularly on BBC broadcasts. Read less
Moeran: Complete Solo Songs / McGreevy, Thompson, Williams, Talbot
Release Date: 05/25/2010   Label: Chandos  
Catalog: 10596   Number of Discs: 2
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  • 1.
    Mazzoni: Antigono / Onofri, Spyres, Mcgreevy, Lucciarini
    Label: Dynamic   Catalog: 7686 Release Date: 01/28/2014   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Antonio Mazzoni
    Performer:  Ana Quintans,  Geraldine McGreevy,  Michael Spyres,  Pamela Lucciarini  ... 
    Conductor:  Enrico Onofri
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Divino Sospiro
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    Poulenc: The Complete Songs [4-CD Set]
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 68021 Release Date: 10/08/2013   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Francis Poulenc
    Performer:  Ailish Tynan,  Graham Johnson,  Geraldine McGreevy,  Felicity Lott  ... 
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    Vaughan-Williams: A Sea Symphony / McGreevy, Hakala, Arman, MDR Symphony Orchestra
    Label: Querstand   Catalog: 731 Release Date: 06/11/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Performer:  Tommi Hakala,  Geraldine McGreevy
    Conductor:  Howard Arman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  MDR Symphony Orchestra,  MDR Radio Choir
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    Hugo Wolf: The Complete Songs, Vol. 3
    Label: Stone Records   Catalog: 80116 Release Date: 03/13/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Hugo Wolf
    Performer:  Geraldine McGreevy,  Sholto Kynoch,  Mark Stone
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    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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    Moeran: Complete Solo Songs / McGreevy, Thompson, Williams, Talbot
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 10596 Release Date: 05/25/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  E.J. Moeran
    Performer:  Roderick Williams,  John Talbot,  Geraldine McGreevy,  Adrian [Tenor Vocal] Thompson
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    Handel: Admeto, Arminio, Deidamia, Radamisto, Rodrigo, Fernando / Alan Curtis, Furio Zanasi, Et Al
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 95862 Release Date: 04/21/2009   Number of Discs: 15
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Lawrence Zazzo,  Veronica Cangemi,  Max Emanuel Cencic,  Marianna Pizzolato  ... 
    Conductor:  Alan Curtis
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
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    Berg: Orchestral Works / Venzago, Gothenburg SO
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 5074 Release Date: 03/31/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Alban Berg,  Johann Strauss Jr.
    Performer:  Geraldine McGreevy,  Isabelle van Keulen
    Conductor:  Mario Venzago
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
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    The Songs of Robert Schumann Vol 11 / Muller-Brachmann, Johnson
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 33111 Release Date: 01/13/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Graham Johnson,  Katherine Broderick,  Geraldine McGreevy,  Hanno Müller-Brachmann  ... 
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    Hyperion French Song Edition - Faure: Complete Songs Vol 4
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 67336 Release Date: 12/13/2005   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gabriel Fauré
    Performer:  Graham Johnson,  Jennifer Smith,  Geraldine McGreevy,  Jean-Paul Fouchécourt  ... 
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    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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    Hyperion French Song Edition - Faure: Complete Songs Vol 2
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 67334 Release Date: 05/10/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gabriel Fauré
    Performer:  Jean-Paul Fouchécourt,  Graham Johnson,  Stella Doufexis,  Geraldine McGreevy
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    Hyperion French Song Edition - Faure: Complete Songs Vol 1
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 67333 Release Date: 02/08/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gabriel Fauré
    Performer:  Jennifer Smith,  Graham Johnson,  Christopher Maltman,  Stephen Varcoe  ... 
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    Armstrong Gibbs: Songs / Mcgreevy, Varcoe, Vignoles
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 67337 Release Date: 04/08/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Cecil Armstrong Gibbs
    Performer:  Stephen Varcoe,  Roger Vignoles,  Geraldine McGreevy
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    Verdi: Falstaff / White, Mcgreevy, Jupither, Mazzola
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 100345 Release Date: 02/18/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Willard White,  Charlotte Hellekant,  Santiago Sánchez Jericó,  Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke  ... 
    Conductor:  Enrique Mazzola
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de Paris
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    Hyperion French Song Edition - Musique Adorable! - Chabrier: Songs
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 67133/4 Release Date: 08/13/2002   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Traditional,  Emmanuel Chabrier
    Performer:  Graham Johnson,  Felicity Lott,  Stephen Varcoe,  William Burden  ... 
    Conductor:  Stephen Layton
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polyphony
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    The Songs Of Robert Schumann Vol 6 / McGreevy, Doufexis, Etc
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 33106 Release Date: 03/12/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Schumann,  Clara Wieck Schumann
    Performer:  Stella Doufexis,  Adrian Thompson,  Stephan Loges,  Graham Johnson  ... 
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  • 18.
    Label: Nmc   Catalog: 955625 Release Date: 01/28/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Hugh Wood
    Performer:  Daniel Norman,  Geraldine McGreevy
    Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
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    Wood: Symphony, Scenes From Comus / Davis, Bbc So
    Label: Nmc   Catalog: 70 Release Date: 11/27/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Hugh Wood
    Performer:  Geraldine McGreevy,  Daniel Norman
    Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
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  • 20.
    Handel: Arminio / Curtis, Genaux, McGreevy, Labelle
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 45461 Release Date: 08/14/2001   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Vivica Genaux,  Dominique Labelle,  Manuela Custer,  Luigi Petroni  ... 
    Conductor:  Alan Curtis
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
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  • 21.
    The Songs Of Chausson / Lott, Murray, Trakas, Johnson, Et Al
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 67321/2 Release Date: 04/10/2001   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Ernest Chausson
    Performer:  Geraldine McGreevy,  Ann Murray,  Christopher Trakas,  Graham Johnson  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chilingirian String Quartet
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  • 22.
    Byrd Song / Mcgreevy, Partridge, Phantasm
    Label: Simax   Catalog: 1191 Release Date: 02/10/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  William Byrd
    Performer:  Ian Partridge,  Geraldine McGreevy
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Phantasm
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  • 23.
    Bliss: A Knot Of Riddles, Etc / Mcgreevy, Spence, Et Al
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 67188/9 Release Date: 02/08/2000   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Sir Arthur Bliss
    Performer:  Kathron Sturrock,  Toby Spence,  Geraldine McGreevy,  Henry Herford  ... 
    Conductor:  Martyn Brabbins
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
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  • 24.
    A Royal Songbook - Spanish Music From The Time Of Columbus
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 553325 Release Date: 03/26/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Diego Ortiz,  Francisco de la Torre,  Juan Ponçe,  Gabriel Mena  ... 
    Performer:  Jacob Heringman,  Harvey Brough,  Geraldine McGreevy
    Conductor:  Philip Thorby
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua of London
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Biography

Country: England  
Geraldine McGreevy began a fast-developing career as a mezzo-soprano when she won the prestigious Kathleen Ferrier Award in 1996.

She is a music graduate of the University of Birmingham. She taught in Martel, France for two years, then returned to England to continue postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She earned the Royal Academy of Music Diploma (DipRAM), which is given only to students of high honors, and also
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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Tempesta: Oscuro, agitato, minaccioso -
II. Elegia: Adagio
III. Scherzo: Con fuoco -
IV. Finale: Calmo
Opening music
The Entrance of the Lady
The Wilde Wood
The Entrance of Comus
Rigor now is gon to bed
The Dances
The Lady Reappears
Sabrina Fair
Arminio, ACT I: Ouverture
Arminio, ACT I: Menuet
Arminio, ACT I: Fuggi, fuggi mio bene
Arminio, ACT I: Il fuggir, cara mia vita
Arminio, ACT I: Signor, e in tuo poter
Arminio, ACT I: Non deve Roman petto dar all'amor ricetto
Arminio, ACT I: Ah! che un vero valore
Arminio, ACT I: Al lume di due rai piu fiero io pugnero
Arminio, ACT I: Colla spada d'Arminio
Arminio, ACT I: Scaglian amore e sangue
Arminio, ACT I: Arminio, al tuo furore
Arminio, ACT I: Al par della mia sorte ew forte questo cor
Arminio, ACT I: Se Arminio oggi non piega
Arminio, ACT I: Fiacchero quel fiero orgoglio
Arminio, ACT I: Non son sempre vane larve
Arminio, ACT I: Ramise oh Dei
Arminio, ACT I: Sento il cor per ogni lato circondato di spavento
Arminio, ACT I: Ohime! parte Ramise
Arminio, ACT I: E'vil segno d'un debole amore
Arminio, ACT I: Cruda sorella
Arminio, ACT I: Posso morir, posso morir, ma vivere
Arminio, ACT II: Sinfonia
Arminio, ACT II: Come, Signor, vorrai?
Arminio, ACT II: Con quel sangue dipinta vedrai
Arminio, ACT II: Questo e, Signore, di Cesare il volere
Arminio, ACT II: Duri lacci! voi non siete
Arminio, ACT II: Arminio, in questi accenti
Arminio, ACT II: Si cadro, ma sorgera sempre vivo
Arminio, ACT II: Figlia, son vani i pianti
Arminio, ACT II: Al furor che ti consiglia ad Augusto
Arminio, ACT II: Prencipe senza fede!
Arminio, ACT II: Niente spero, tutto credo