Felicity Palmer British soprano 1944-

Felicity Palmer British soprano 1944-

Felicity (Joan) Palmer, the admired English soprano, Felicity (Joan) Palmer, studied at the Guildhall School of Music in London (1962-1967) and then from Marianne Schech at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich. Subsequently she has worked regularly with Vera Rozsa in London. She first sang in the John Alldis Choir and the Purcell Consort in London. Miss Palmer first received widespread recognition after she won first prize in the Kathleen Ferrier Memorial Scholarship in April 1970.

Felicity Palmer British soprano 1944-

Born: April 6, 1944 – Cheltenham, England
Felicity Palmer made her formal debut in Purcell’s Dioclesian at London’s Queen Elisabeth Hall. She made her operatic debut as Dido with the Kent Opera in 1971. In 1973 she made her USA operatic debut as Mozart’s Countess with the Houston Grand Opera. In 1975 she made her first appearance with the English National Opera in London as Pamina. The demand for her services in a wide range of repertoire developed rapidly both in operatic and concert repertoire, and she was notable for its range, from early music to the avant-garde. She has performed in Britain and overseas with many of the leading conductors of the day, including Pierre Boulez, Zubin Mehta, Bernard Haitink, Seiji Ozawa, Colin Davis and Andrew Davis, Lawrence Foster, Raymond Leppard, Pritchard, Charles Mackerras and Karl Richter.

Engagements abroad have included appearances in Paris, Vienna, Bern, Frankfurt am Main, Zürich and in Italy with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Pierre Boulez, and concerts in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Munich, Madrid, Brussels, Amsterdam, Israel and even Rio de Janeiro. She made her Glyndebourne debut as Florence in Albert Herring in 1985, and made her debut at the Salzburg Festival in 1988 as a soloist in Messiah in 1992.

Metropolitan Opera

[Met Performance] CID:332627  Opera News 1 Opera News 2
Götterdämmerung {217} Ring Cycle [100] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/22/2000
Broadcast
Debut: Felicity Palmer
[Met Performance] CID:332633
Das Rheingold {145} Ring Cycle [101] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/24/2000
[Met Performance] CID:332636
Die Walküre {496} Ring Cycle [101] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/25/2000
Debut: Kristinn Sigmundsson
[Met Performance] CID:332651
Götterdämmerung {218} Ring Cycle [101] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/29/2000
[Met Performance] CID:332654
Das Rheingold {146} Ring Cycle [102] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/1/2000
[Met Performance] CID:332657
Die Walküre {497} Ring Cycle [102] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/2/2000
[Met Performance] CID:332672
Götterdämmerung {219} Ring Cycle [102] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/6/2000
[Met Performance] CID:350434 
Dialogues des Carmélites {49}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/13/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350436
Dialogues des Carmélites {50}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/17/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350439
Dialogues des Carmélites {51}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/20/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350453
Dialogues des Carmélites {54}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/04/2003
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:350899 
The Queen of Spades {52}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/07/2004
Debut: Sheila Ricci
[Met Performance] CID:350905
The Queen of Spades {53}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/11/2004
[Met Performance] CID:350902 Opera News 1 Opera News2
The Queen of Spades {54}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/14/2004
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:350907
The Queen of Spades {55}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/17/2004
[Met Performance] CID:350911
The Queen of Spades {56}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/21/2004
Debut: Adrianne Pieczonka
[Met Performance] CID:350913
The Queen of Spades {57}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/24/2004
[Met Performance] CID:350916
The Queen of Spades {58}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/27/2004
[Met Performance] CID:350921
The Queen of Spades {59}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/03/2004
[Met Performance] CID:351141 
Pelléas et Mélisande {106}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/29/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351144
Pelléas et Mélisande {107}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/02/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351149
Pelléas et Mélisande {108}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/05/2005
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351152
Pelléas et Mélisande {109}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/08/2005
[Met Performance] CID:352389 
New Production
Peter Grimes {65}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/28/2008
Debuts: John Doyle, Scott Pask, Ann Hould-Ward, Leah Partridge, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Logan William Erickson
Broadcast/Streamed
Review
[Met Performance] CID:352397
Peter Grimes {66}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/03/2008
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352405
Peter Grimes {67}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/07/2008
[Met Performance] CID:352413
Peter Grimes {68}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/11/2008
[Met Performance] CID:352421 
Peter Grimes {69}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/15/2008
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:352432
Peter Grimes {70}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/20/2008
[Met Performance] CID:352438
Peter Grimes {71}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/24/2008
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352500 
New Production
La Fille du Régiment {89}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/21/2008
Debuts: Laurent Pelly, Chantal Thomas, Joël Adam, Laura Scozzi, Agathe Mélinand, Donald Maxwell, Marian Seldes, Jack Wetherall
Broadcast/Streamed
Review
[Met Performance] CID:352509 
La Fille du Régiment {90}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/26/2008
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:352512
La Fille du Régiment {91}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/29/2008
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352523
La Fille du Régiment {92}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/02/2008
[Met Performance] CID:352527
La Fille du Régiment {93}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/05/2008
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352536
La Fille du Régiment {94}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/08/2008
[Met Performance] CID:352544
La Fille du Régiment {95}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/12/2008
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:352551
La Fille du Régiment {96}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/16/2008
[Met Performance] CID:352705 
The Queen of Spades {60}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/21/2008
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:352710
The Queen of Spades {61}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/24/2008
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352719
The Queen of Spades {62}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/29/2008
[Met Performance] CID:352727
The Queen of Spades {63}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/03/2008
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352734
The Queen of Spades {64}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/06/2008
[Met Performance] CID:352742
The Queen of Spades {65}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/10/2008
[Met Performance] CID:352747
The Queen of Spades {66}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/13/2008
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353222 
Elektra {96}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/10/2009
Debuts: Susan Bullock, Heidi Melton, Kevin Burdette
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:353237
Elektra {97}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/15/2009
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353246
Elektra {98}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/18/2009
[Met Performance] CID:353255
Elektra {99}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/22/2009
[Met Performance] CID:353266
Elektra {100}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/26/2009
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353265
Elektra {101}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/29/2009
[Met Performance] CID:353687 
Pelléas et Mélisande {110}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/17/2010
Debut: Simon Rattle, Paul Corona
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:353695
Pelléas et Mélisande {111}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/20/2010
[Met Performance] CID:353705
Pelléas et Mélisande {112}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/23/2010
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353710
Pelléas et Mélisande {113}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/29/2010
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353719 
Pelléas et Mélisande {114}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/01/2011
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:355000 
Dialogues des Carmélites {55}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/04/2013
Debuts: Sunghye Lee, Kate Mangiameli, Amanda Osorio
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:355009
Dialogues des Carmélites {56}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/09/2013
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:355012
Dialogues des Carmélites {57}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/11/2013
Debut: Philip Skinner

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