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Kathleen Ferrier

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Kathleen Ferrier

Kathleen Ferrier has been played on NTS in shows including The Opera Show, featured first on 10 July 2018. Songs played include Silent Noon.

Kathleen Ferrier (1912–1953) started singing professionally late; she was thirty when she did her first performance as a soloist (in Händel’s ‘Messiah’). She only performed in two operas, Britten’s ‘The Rape of Lucretia’ (1946) and Gluck’s ‘Orfeo ed Eudridice’ (1947). Her rising star as a highly characteristic alto was cut short when she died at only 41; from breast cancer. Luckily, she managed to do many recordings in her too brief career, among the most treasured are Mahler’s ‘Das Lied von…

Silent Noon
Kathleen Ferrier
London Records, Richmond1968
Silent Noon
Kathleen FerrierLondon Records, Richmond1968