Lynne Dawson is established as one of Britainís most versatile and popular sopranos and enjoys a busy career which encompasses recitals, opera, concerts and recordings at the highest international level.
Lynne Dawson has appeared with many of the worldís leading conductors including Carlo Maria Giulini, Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, Vladimir Ashkenazy, John Eliot Gardiner, Riccardo Chailly, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Marc Minkowski and Chales Mackerras and made recordings for all the major labels. She now has over sixty CDís in her personal recording catalogue including Don Giovanni (EMI/Roger Norrington), Monteverdiís Orfeo (DG/John Eliot Gardiner), Mozartís Requiem (CBS/Carlo Maria Giulini), Ariodante (DG/Minkowski), Mozartís Zaïde (Harmonia Mundi/Paul Goodwin) and the award-winning recording of Orffís Carmina Burana with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and Herbert Blomstedt. Recent releases include Mozartís C-minor Mass for Erato, George Frideric Handelís LíAllegro for EMI, Lili Boulangerís Faust et Hélène for Chandos, G.F. Handelís Hercules for DG Archiv and a solo disc of English Songs for Hyperion.
Lynne Dawsonís operatic roles have included Zdenka (Chatelet), Fiordiligi (Naples), Constanze (La Monnaie), Iphigenie en Aulide (Aix-en-Provence), Gluckís Orfeo (Nice and Barcelona), Amenaide in Rossiniís Tancredi, G.F. Handelís Cleopatra and Pamina at the State Opera in Berlin. Last season began with one of the principle roles in the world première performances of Elliot Carterís opera What Next? at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin conducted by Daniel Barenboim with additional performances in Chicago and New York.
Lynne Dawson has appeared with many of the worldís leading orchestras; highlights include J.S. Bach's B Minor Mass (BWV 232), Johannes Brahms and Mozart Requiems at La Scala, Shéhèrazade at the Proms, Mozart Requiem and C Minor Mass at the Salzburg Festival, televised performances of St Matthew Passion (BWV 244) with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra as well as L.v. Beethovenís Symphony No.9 and Strauss Vier letze lieder with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. In September 1997, Lynne Dawson was watched by millions world-wide on the occasion of the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales.
As well as including her recital début at the Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires, Lynne Dawsonís 2001 season included Robert Schumannís Faustszenen with Jeffrey Tate in Turin, Haydnís Creation with Sir Neville Marriner in Palermo, Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 2 in Kuala Lumpur with Kees Baakels as well as concert performances of G.F. Handelís Ariodante with Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre.
Highlights of recent seasons (2005) engagements include her sell-out recital début at the Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires, Dido & Aeneas with Thomas Hengelbrock in Baden-Baden and tours with Les Musiciens du Louvre/Marc Minkowski (G.F. Handelís Ariodante and Hercules), the Freiburger Barockorchester (Mozartís La Finta Giardiniera), Combattimento Consort Amsterdam (Haydnís Líinfedeltà delusa) and The Kingís Consort (Purcellís Dido and Aeneas). Concert engagements have taken her throughout Europe and South America in a multi-faceted repertoire including J.S. Bachís Magnificat (BWV 243), Haydnís Berenice che fai, G. Mahlerís Symphony No 2, Edward Elgarís The Kingdom, Robert Schumannís Faustszenen, Gorecki Symphony No 3, L.v. Beethovenís Symphony No 9 and Requiems by Gabriel Fauré, J. Brahms, Verdi and Mozart.
Last summer (2004), Lynne Dawson sang Cleopatre in G.F. Handelís Giulio Cesare at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona with future operatic engagements taking her to De Vlaamse Opera for Richard III, a new commission by Giorgio Battistelli and on a tour of France as G.F. Handelís Agrippina with Jean-Claude Malgoire. On the concert platform, Lynne will be heard in many of Europeís major concert halls including those in London, Berlin, Turin, Edinburgh, Paris, Istanbul, Warsaw, Amsterdam and Milan. The release of her next recording, French song with Julius Drake, is scheduled for the autumn of 2005.