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Sophie Gallagher

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Soprano, 4th year undergraduate at RCM studying with David Rendall. Repetoire List in full Biography section
singer (Soprano)
London

Sophie Gallagher (soprano) is a fourth year BMus student at The Royal College of Music, studying with David Rendall and Caroline Dowdle. A former head chorister of Salisbury Cathedral and Wells Cathedral (Specialist Singer on the Dfes scheme) she is the South West music scholar for the English Speaking Union and a Josephine Baker Trust award holder. Recital and solo work includes Mozart's Exsultate Jubilate (Dorset Chamber Orchestra), Haydn's The Creation, Handel’s Messiah (Bristol Old Vic, National Portrait Gallery), Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, Mozart's C Minor Mass, recitals further afield in Milan (Palazzo Serbelloni), Hong Kong (The Peninsula, The Foreign Correspondents Club, Academy of Performing Arts),Chilcott’s Requiem at last year’s Three Choirs Festival in Hereford, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle at Poole Lighthouse and Schutz' Christmas Oratorio at St. John's Smith Square London. In July 2016 Sophie made her international debut as 'Emmie' in Albert Herring for Firenze Maggio Musicale (Teatro Pergola, 'Oberto' in Alcina for Ryedale Opera and 'First Witch' at Dartington Festival. Other recent highlights include 'Atalanta' in Xerses at RCM, Britten's Noye's Fludde ('Gossip') for Charles Hazlewood/ Kneehigh Theatre Company, Prague Young Artists Programme's Suor Angelica ('Suor Genevieffa' cover and 'Novizia'), Hansel und Gretel ('Gretel' and Don Giovanni at Prague’s Estates Theatre and revived her role of 'First Witch' for The English Concert and Harry Bickett's production of Dido and Aeneas ('1st Witch') at Opéra de Lausanne. In 2017 she plays ‘Papagena’ in Die Zauberflöte at The Norden Arts Theatre in London and revives the role of ‘Emmie’ for Buxton Opera. REP LIST: Opera Arias: Britten: Turn of the Screw – Go to Sleep, My Dolly Dear Handel: Giulio Cesare – Piangerò la sorte mia Handel: Rinaldo – Vo' far guerra Handel: Rinaldo – Lascia ch'io pianga Handel: Semele – Oh sleep, why dost thou leave me? Handel: Serse – Ombra mai fu Handel: Serse – Un Cenno Leggiadretto Humperdink- Lied des Taumännchens (Hansel und Gretel) Mozart: Clemenza di Tito – S'altro che lacrime Mozart: Marriage of Figaro – Deh Vieni Non Tardar, L’ho perduta, Un moto di Gioia Mozart: Don Giovanni- Batti batti, Mozart: Cosi fan tutte- In uomini Offenbach- Les oiseaux dans la charmille (Hoffmann) Puccini: Gianni Schicchi – O mio babbino caro Puccini: Suor Angelica- Genevieffa, Novizia Purcell: Dido and Aeneas – Belinda, First Witch Duets/Ensemble: Brahms: Die Schwestern Britten: Albert Herring- Quartet (Children’s), Midsummer Night's Dream – Quartet Humperdink: Hansel and Gretel – Abends will ich schlafen gehn (duet) Monteverdi: Coronation of Poppea – Pur Ti Miro (duet) Mozart: Canzonetta Sull’Aria (duet), Crudel! Perche finora (duet), Il core vi dono (duet), Ah perdona al primo affetto (duet), Die Zauberflote (Spirits trios) and Bei Mannern Offenbach: Tales of Hoffmann – Barcarolle (duet) Song and Lieder English Song: Armstrong Gibbs: Why do I love? Bach: Cantata No. 208 – Sheep May Safely Graze Barber: Sure on this shining night, The Monk and his Cat Byrd: Selection of Soprano and Recorder pieces Amy Beach: Ah, love but a day Bridge: Day after day, Journey's End, Love went a-riding, Goldenhair Britten: Last Rose of Summer, Salley Gardens, O Waly Waly Copland: Heart we will forget him, Why do they shout me out of heaven? Dove: Five Amorous Sighs Delius: Twilight Fancies, Young Venevil Gurney: Bread and cherries, Spring, Sleep Michael Head: Little Road to Bethlehem, The Singer Howells: Come Sing and Dance, King David Parry: My true is like a singing bird, My true love hath my heart Quilter: Love's Philosophy Sondheim: Green Finch and Linnet Bird Vaughan Williams: Silent Noon, Songs of William Blake, Walton: Rhyme, Façade – Daphne, Old Sir Faulk German Lieder: Berg: Die Nachtigall Grieg: Ich, Liebe Dich, Solveig's Song, Ein Traum Handel: 9 German Arias – Süsse Stille Mozart: Das Veilchen Schubert: Der Hirt Auf dem Felsen Schumann: Liederkreis Op. 39 (In der Fremde, Mondnacht, Auf Einer Burg), Frauenliebe und Leben ( Seit ich ihn gesehen, Er Der Herrlichste), Die Lotusblüme,Widmung Strauss: Cäcilie, Die Nacht Wolf: Das Verlassene Mägdlein, Verborgenheit French Chanson: Bizet: Vieille Chanson Faure: Après un Rêve, Automne, Chanson d’amour Poulenc: Priez pour Paix, ‘C’ Ravel: Sheherezade – 1. Asie 3. L'indifférent Vierne: Les Angelus Italian Song: Bellini: Vaga Luna (Siebes Edition) Durante: Vergin, tutto amor Giordani; Caro mio Ben Mozart: Ridente La Calma Pergolesi- Se tu m’ami Scarlatti- Le violette Other Languages: Grieg: Jeg Elsker Dig Villas Lobos: Bacchianas Unaccompanied/Folk: My Love’s in Germany The Last Rose of Summer The Singer Musicals/Jazz: Bernstein: West Side Story Gershwin: I've Got Rhythm, Summertime Gilbert and Sullivan: Poor Wandering One Loewe: I could have danced all night

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