Carolyn Sampson has enjoyed notable successes worldwide in repertoire ranging from early baroque to the present day. On the opera stage she has appeared with English National Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Scottish Opera, Opéra de Paris, Opéra de Lille, Opéra de Montpellier and Opéra National du Rhin. In concert she performs regularly at the BBC Proms and with orchestras including the Bach Collegium Japan, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra and with numerous orchestras in the USA.
A consummate recitalist, Carolyn Sampson appears regularly at the Wigmore Hall (at which she was a ‘featured artist’ in the 2014–15 season), Amsterdam Concertgebouw and at the Saintes and Aldeburgh Festivals. In October 2013 she made her Carnegie Hall recital début. She has an extensive discography appearing on a number of major labels, and her recordings have earned her numerous accolades including the recital award in the 2015 Gramophone Awards and a Diapason d’Or. Carolyn Sampson was also nominated for Artist of the Year in the 2017 Gramophone Awards. Her début song recital disc, ‘Fleurs’, with Joseph Middleton featured songs by composers from Purcell to Richard Strauss and Britten, and was shortlisted in the solo vocal category of the Gramophone Awards. This was followed by ‘A Verlaine Songbook’ in which the two explored settings of the poetry of Paul Verlaine, and most recently the highly acclaimed ‘A Soprano’s Schubertiade’. Also for BIS, and joined by countertenor Iestyn Davies, Carolyn Sampson and Joseph Middleton in 2017 released ‘Lost is my Quiet’, a disc of duets and solo songs which was shortlisted for a 2018 Gramophone Award in the solo vocal category.
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