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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)

Scottish Mezzo Soprano, Rachael Liddell, is an alumna of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Edinburgh Napier University and Central Washington University. An awardee of various scholarships throughout her studies, Rachael was generously supported by The Cross Trust, The Split Infinitive and The Santander Universities Mobility Scholarships. Recently, Rachael has enjoyed a variety of performances which included premiering the lead role of Bet in Samuel Peña’s debut musical One Shoe of Each Colour, being a soloist for Origin Scotland’s Easter concert at the Usher Hall and performing with the Thistle Trio in the 2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Rachael looks forward to performing the role of Second Bridesmaid and covering Cherubino in Saffron Opera’s production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. Highlights of Rachael’s 2022/23 Season, included performing alto solo in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival production of Handel’s Messiah conducted by Stuart Hope, performing as a part of Philharmonia Voices in the Edinburgh International Festival production of Beethoven’s Fidelio conducted by Sir Donald Runnicles, and being a season chorus member for the Glyndebourne Festival premier of Ethel Smyth’s The Wrecker’s both at the inaugural Glyndebourne Festival and again for live broadcast at the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. Rachael has participated in masterclasses with concert pianist and broadcaster, Ian Burnside, Operatic Tenor, Alan Oke, and concert pianist, Michael McMahon. On the International Concert Platform, Rachael has performed extensively in both choral and solo repertoire. Also experienced in Theatre, Rachael has performed notable roles with Dundee Repertory Theatre including productions of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution and Caryl Churchill’s Love and Information.

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8 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!


...the two eye-candy bridesmaids, Charlotte Forfar and Rachael Liddell, used their moments of charm well.

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Rachael's 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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Singing Lessons
1 hour Singing Lesson = £35.00 45 minute Singing Lesson = £30.00 30 minute Singing Lesson = £25.00
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