ADRIENNE MURRAY


Mezzo-soprano



Born in the Isle of Man, Adrienne Murray is a graduate of Huddersfield Polytechnic and The Royal Northern College of Music. She has an impressive list of operatic roles to her name having sung with Monte Carlo Opera, at Covent Garden with the English Bach Festival and has toured Athens, Siena, Seville, Madrid, Vichy, Valencia and Poland


Some solo operatic highlights include the major role of Arcane in Handel's "Teseo " in the first production this century, Dido in Purcell 's "Dido and Aeneas", Ariane in "Bluebeard" by Dukas, Filipievna in "Eugene Onegin" and the Governess in the "Queen of Spades" by Tchaikovsky.


Open air performances at Civit Hills, include Marcellina in Mozart's "Marriage of Figaro" and Emelia in Verdi's "Othello".


Adrienne has made numerous festival appearances which include Aldeburgh, Cambridge, Chester, Harrogate, Huddersfield, Loughborough, Ludlow and Tewkesbury.


She has worked with many prestigious conductors including the late Sir George Solti, Sir Charles Groves, Richard Hickox, Jane Glover, Stephen Cleobury, Nicholas Cleobury, Marc Minkowski, Charles Farncombe, JeanClaude Malgoire, Simon Wright and Stephen Wilkinson.


Adrienne has broadcast and recorded for radio and television and is particularly at home on the concert platform. Her wide experience has led her to perform in places such as The Bridgewater Hall Manchester, Sheffield City Hall, Leeds Town Hall, The Holywell Rooms and Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford, The Purcell Rooms, Banqueting House, and the CBSO.


Adrienne has a great love of Oratorio and is particularly at home in all traditional oratorio roles having had the pleasure of performing in major cathedrals, at home and abroad


Two commercial recordings available on CD are the New Edition of Sir Arthur. S. Sullivan's "The Light of the World" and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.


Adrienne also has a successful teaching practise.