Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Rebecca Ryan

This is a biography for Rebecca Ryan, who will be the Soprano Soloist in the Haydn Nelson Mass. She was in the Music Department's Carmen a few years ago. She is an Otago graduate. I have the Naxos recording of the Handel Coronation Anthems, and she sings the Handel Cantata Silete venti on this disc, which is quite a brilliant piece for the soprano.

The Haydn Nelson Mass is also a brilliant piece for the Soprano soloist - the sop must have been the only good soloist available to Haydn, and she does most of the solo work.

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