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Rachael Liddell

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Scottish Mezzo, Rachael Liddell recently made her Glyndebourne debut as Chorus in the premier production of Ethel Smyth's The Wreckers.
Singer (mezzo soprano)

This season, Rachael’s performances included chorus for Beethoven’s Fidelio with the Philharmonia Voices in the Edinburgh International Festival conducted by Sir Donald Runnicles, Alto soloist and chorus for Handel’s Messiah in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival conducted by Stuart Hope, and Chorus for the Glyndebourne Festival premiere production of Ethel Smyth’s The Wrecker’s with a BBC Proms broadcasted performance at the Royal Albert Hall. Rachael is an alumna of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Edinburgh Napier University and Central Washington University. Recent engagements Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater as soloist and chorus at the 2021 Edinburgh Fringe Festival conducted by Neil Metcalfe, Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, the Alto solo in Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Dvorak’s Mass in D Major, Mary in Respighi’s Laud to the Nativity with the Chapter House Singers conducted by Les Shankland, and Chorus in the Guildhall School’s production of Così fan tutte conducted by Dominic Wheeler and directed by Oliver Platt. In the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Rachael performed her solo debut concert ‘A Transatlantic Spectacle’ with pianist Jamie Lang. Rachael has participated in masterclasses with pianist and broadcaster, Iain Burnside, British tenor Alan Oke, and pianist and vocal coach Michael McMahon. She has performed in numerous choral and solo works both in Scotland and America. With Dundee Repertory Theatre, she has taken a number of small roles, particularly in Agatha Christie’s ‘Witness for the Prosecution’ directed by Kenny Miller and Caryl Churchill’s ‘Love and Information’ directed by Gemma Nicol. Rachael’s studies were generously supported by The Cross Trust, The Split Infinitive and The Santander Universities Mobility Scholarship.

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Classical, Classical crossover, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, Medieval music, Traditional Scottish folk, Cabaret, French music, German music, Italian music, Scottish music, Spanish music
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Actor, Musical comedy, MC, Singing teaching
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Song list

Musical Theatre:
Bewitched - Pal Joey
Embraceable You - George & Ira Gershwin
Fascinating Rhythms - Gershwin
By Strauss - Gershwin
Someone Who'll Watch Over Me - Oh, Kay! (G. & I. Gershwin)
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man - Showboat
Maybe This Time - Cabaret
I Have Confidence - The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music - The Sound of Music
Amor - William Bolcom
Opera Arias:
Faites-lui mes aveux - Faust - C. Gounod
Puppet? Why so? - A Midsummer Night's Dream - B.Britten
Torna di Tito a lato - La clemenza di Tito - W. A. Mozart
When I am laid in Earth - Dido and Aeneas - H. Purcell
Divinités du Styx - Alceste - Gluck
Must the Winter come so soon - Vanessa - Barber
Things Change, Jo - Little Women - M. Adamo
Ombra mai fu - Serse - Handel
Son nata lagrimar - Giulio Cesare - Handel
Va! Laisse couler mes larmes - Werther - Massenet
Pur ti miro - L’incoronazione di Poppea - Monteverdi
È amore un ladroncello - Cosi fan tutte - Mozart
Non so più cosa son - Le Nozze di Figaro - Mozart
Parto, Parto - La Clemenza di Tito - Mozart
Smanie implacabili - Cosi fan tutte - Mozart
Torna di Tito a lato - La clemenza di Tito - Mozart
Voi che sapete - Le Nozze di Figaro - Mozart
Du lieber Heiland du/Buss und Reu (St Matthew Passion)
Erbarme dich (St Matthew Passion)
Et exultavit (Magnificat)
Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust, BWV 170
Behold a virgin shall conceive/O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion (Messiah)
There were shepherds abiding in the fields (Messiah)
But who may abide/Refiner’s Fire (Messiah)
O rest in the Lord (Elijah) - Mendelssohn
Laud to the Nativity - Respighi
Stabat Mater - Pergolesi
Spanish Art Song
from La Maja dolorosa
Núm. 1.
Núm. 2.
Núm. 3.
Cantico de la esposa
IX. Adela
English Art Songs
T.A. Arne
When daisies pied
Where the bee sucks
from Six Elizabethan Songs
IV. Dirge
J.S. Bach
My heart, ever faithful
Sure on this Shining Night
from A Charm of Lullabies
A Cradle Song
A Highland Balou
Sephestia’s Lullaby
A Charm
The Nurse’s Song
It was a lover and his lass
Ae fond kiss
The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs
Let my song fill your heart
When I have sung my songs to you
Simple Gifts
M. Dring
It was a lover
Song of a Nightclub Proprietress
G. Finzi
from Let us garlands bring
Come away, come away death
Who is Sylvia?
Fear no more the heat o’ the sun
O Mistress Mine
It was a lover and his lass
S. Foster
Beautiful Dreamer
J. Haydn
She never told her love
C. Ives
F. Keel
Sigh no more, ladies
J. MacMillan
from Three Scottish Songs
Scots Song
The Children
E.H. Thiman
I love all graceful things
F. Schubert
Who is Sylvia?
L.J. Scott
F.G. Scott
The Discreet Hint
The Love-sick Lass
Ay Waukin’ O
R. Williams
My love is like a red, red rose
R.V. Williams
Orpheus with his Lute
Early Italian Art Songs (17th and 18th C.)
Vaga luna che inargenti
Amarilli, mia bella
Amore e morte
Caro mio ben
Quella fiamma che m’accende
Ridente la calma
Vado, ma dove?
Tu lo sai
German Lieder
R. Franz
Mein Lieb ist eine Rothe Ros’
E. Grieg
from Sechs Lieder, Op. 48
Dereinst, Gedanke mein.
Lauf der Welt
Die verschwiegene Nachtigall
Zur Rosenzeit
Ein Traum
C. Ives
Es muss ein Wunderbares sein
Du bist wie eine Blume
Als Luise die Briefe
An Sylvia
Du bist die Ruh
Klärchens Lied
C. Schumann
Mein Stern
Ich stand in dunklen Träumen
R. Schumann
from Myrthen op.25
Hochlӓndisches Wiegenlied
Hauptmanns Weib
Weit, Weit
Im Westen
French Melodies
Ballade des gros dindons
Si mes vers avaient des ailes
À Chloris
Oh! Quand je dors
Ouvre tes yeux bleus
Dans un bois solitaire, K.308
Oiseaux se tous les ans, K.307
Les Chemins de l’amour
from Cinq mélodies populaires grecques
Chanson de la mariée
La-bàs, vers l’église
Quel galant m’est comparable
Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques
Tout gai!
Je te veux
Les filles de cadix


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From customers:

7 years ago

The most amazing musical talents I have ever had the privilege to witness in my life. Rachael Catherine Naomi Liddell😁 Wonderfully entertained. Beautifully arranged. Quality performances. Rich and resonating voice. Over too quick. Encore!