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Carys Lane (Soprano)

Born: England

The English soprano, Carys Lane, is a versatile soprano combining a career of solo and consort singing which embraces music from Hildegard of Bingen to the present day.

On the concert platform, Carys Lane has performed for such conductors as Sir Roger Norrington, Iván Fischer, Roger Norrington. Her work with Paul McCreesh has included George Frideric Handel’s Solomon, Carissimi’s Jepthe, Dietrich Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri, performances throughout Europe of Purcell’s Fairy Queen, King Arthur and Dido and Aeneas, Monteverdi’s Combatimento di Tancredi e Clorinda in Venice, and two appearances at the Proms in G.F. Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Monteverdi’s Lamento della Ninfa.

Carys Lane has appeared for The Opera Group, creating the role of ‘Crow’ in Edward Dudley Hughes’ opera, The Birds at the Buxton Festival. Following her performance, she was invited to return to Buxton to play Melisse in Gluck’s Armide. Other opera roles include Lady Rich in Glorianna and Euridice in Orpheo, both for Richard Hickox, and Elvira in W.A. Mozart's Don Giovanni and Fiordiligi in W.A. Mozart's Così fan Tutti. She was part of the celebrated production, The Full Monteverdi, directed by John la Bouchardiere, a DVD of which was released to critical acclaim.

As a solo artist, Carys Lane has recorded the W.A. Mozart's Requiem for Warner Classics, Purcell and Antonio Vivaldi for Naxos, and Ralph Vaughan Williams for Chandos. She recorded the role of First Witch in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas for the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment for Chandos and has made over 90 discs with ensembles such as The Tallis Scholars (Director: Peter Phillips), Gabrieli Consort (Director: Paul McCreesh), The Sixteen (Director: Harry Christophers), Oxford Camerata (Director: Jeremy Summerley), Taverner Consort (Director: Andrew Parrott), The Clerks and The Cardinall’s Musick who won Gramophone’s disc of the year in 2010..

Carys Lane is also a vocal coach for the Choir of Merton College, Oxford.


Source: Discogs Website; Concert programme of Handel’s Messiah by Summertown Choral Society at St Andrew’s Church, Summertown (February 5, 2011)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (September 2013, April 2017)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Harry Christophers


Member of The Sixteen:
BWV 34, BWV 50, BWV 147; BWV 232, BWV 243, BWV 248

Robert Hollingworth


Member of w/ I Fagiolini:
Aria from
BWV 190

Paul McCreesh


Member of Gabrieli Consort:
Epiphany Mass:
BWV 65, BWV 180, BWV 233, BWV 238

Andrew Parrott


Member of Taverner Consort:
C-7 (2010):
BWV 244a

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Carys Lane (Discogs)

Full programme... - Summertown Choral Society [PDF]

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