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Alyce Rogers (Mezzo-soprano, Contralto)

Born: Portland, Oregon, USA ?

The American mezzo-soprano and alto, Alyce Rogers, studied with Gibner King, and began her career on the East Coast as an actress. Later she turned to opera and light opera, becoming well known for her interpretations of the mezzo and contralto riles in the operas of Gilbert and Sullivan, and Menotti. Moving to Portland, Oregon, she appeared with the Oregon Symphony and the Portland Opera.

Alyce Rogers has also been a guest artist with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Spokane Symphony, Portland Junior Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, and Vancouver, B.C., Opera Company. She is also accomplished recitalist, and a frequent performer on educational television. For several seasons recently she has been a soloist in Oratorios under the baton of Helmuth Rilling, performing major works of J.S. Bach, Schubert, Mozart and L.v. Beethoven. She has received accolades for her style, diction, and feeling. Her debut with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra was in 1976. In 1980 she performed at the Baldwin-Wallace College Bach Festival. In 1982 and 1984, she performed at the Carmel Bach Festival under Sandor Salgo.

Source: Programme notes to a concert of Vocal Music by Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Helmuth Rilling (January 1976)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2001)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Works

Dwight Oltman

Alto

BWV 130 [1st], BWV 201, BWV 245 [2nd]

Helmuth Rilling

Alto

BWV 80, BWV 110 [1st], BWV 162, BWV 165

Sandor Salgo

Alto

BWV 12, BWV 71 [3rd], BWV 147, BWV 214, BWV 232 [4th]

Links to other Sites

Oregon Live: Rogers' first recital start of great things (The Oregonian)

 

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