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New Album

"There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness." (Nietzsche). I'm happy and proud to present this new release featuring a variety of composers with their responses to the stories of Ophelia, Mignon, and others.

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New Baroque recordings

My disc of Schubert songs with Joseph Middleton was almost universally well-received, and while we prepare for our next release next spring, it's lovely to announce the arrival of 3 new baroque recordings. Two very different Handel albums (see the video clips on the Media page), and the final disc of Bach Cantatas from Bach Collegium Japan.

Verlaine prize

Joseph Middleton and I are thrilled that ‘A Verlaine Songbook’ has received the Edison Klassiek Vocal Soloist Award for 2017. We love this disc so much – it’s great to …

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Artist of the Year

Please vote for me to be Gramophone Magazine’s Artist of the Year 2017! It’s an honour to be nominated in such great company.

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I am thrilled to be returning to Scottish Opera to sing Mélisande in a new David McVicar production of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande! We’re having a wonderful time creating this …

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