Adrienne Murray

mezzo-soprano

Adrienne Murray was born in the Isle of Man and studied music at the Huddersfield Polytechnic and the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester . Operatic roles with Monte Carlo, Covent Garden, Civit Hills and Mananan Opera Festival have included Arcane (Handel, Teseo ), Marcellina ( The Marriage of Figaro ), Despina ( Così fan tutte ), Mother (Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel ) Dido ( Dido and Aeneas ), Ariane (Dukas, Barbe bleue ), Filipievna (Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin ) and Governess ( Pique Dame ).

In oratorio and concert her repertoire ranges from Messiah and the Bach Passions to Mahler’s Second Symphony. She has sung under the direction of Sir Georg Solti, Sir Charles Groves, Jane Glover, Stephen Cleobury, Nicholas Cleobury, Marc Minkowski, Jean-Claude Malgoire and Owen Arwel Hughes.

Adrienne has been a member of the BBC Northern/Britten Singers since 1985, appearing at Aldeburgh, Harrogate, Cambridge , Tewkesbury and Chester Festivals. She has recorded for Chandos directed by Sir Richard Hickox and has broadcast for radio and television. In March 2010 she premiered Roger Steptoe’s Three Paul Verlaine Songs at the Lionel Tertis International Viola Festival. Since 1995 she has appeared regularly in recital with David Dubery.