Paul Lawrence Vincent ESSWOOD

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1942-06-06
Education West Bridgford GS Nottingham, Royal Coll of Music (Henry Blower singing prize)
Publications N/A
Recreations gardening (organic)
Clubs N/A
Style Paul Esswood, Esq
Career opera, concert and recital singer (counter-tenor) specializing in Baroque period and conductor; operatic debut Univ of Calif Berkeley 1966, conducting debut Chichester Festival 2000; given performances (as singer) at venues incl: Zürich, Cologne, Stuttgart, Chicago, La Scala Milan; regular conducting work with Capella Cracovienis and Capella Bydgostiensis (both Poland) and The Concert of Twelve (orch and choir), conducted the modern world premiére of Pompeo Magno by Cavalli in Varazdin Croatioa; prof of singing RCM 1977-80, prof of Baroque vocal interpretation RAM 1985-; lay vicar Westminster Abbey 1964-71; ARCM 1964, Hon RAM 1990; >ir< as singer incl: Monteverdi operas (Zürich), Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream (Cologne), Penderecki's Paradise Lost (La Scala), Glass's Akhnaten (Stuttgart); solo recitals incl: Purcell's Music for a While, Schumann's Dichterliebe and Liederkreis Op39, English lute songs from Songs to My Lady; counter-tenor vocalist in The Musicre Companye; >ir< as singer incl: all Bach Cantatas, St Matthew Passion, Christmas Oratorio, Purcell's Dido and Aeneas; recordings of Handel works incl: Brockes Passion, Jephte, Saul, Belshazzar, Rinaldo, Xerxes, Messiah, Il Pastor Fido, Britten Folk Songs and Canticle II, Abraham & Isaac
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