Heather Harper CBE (born 8 May 1930) is a operatic soprano from Northern Ireland. She was born in Belfast, where she received her early musical training. She studied piano at the Trinity College of Music in London, with voice as a second subject. She was initially a Mezzo-Soprano, and sang as such in the Ambrosian Chorus; her fellow altos included Jean Allister, Pamela Bowden, and Helen Watts. She also sang in the BBC Chorus, before retraining as a soprano with Professor Frederick Husler and Yvonne Rodd-Marling, authors of "Singing: The Physical Nature of the Vocal Organ".

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  • Heather Harper CBE (born 8 May 1930) is a operatic soprano from Northern Ireland. She was born in Belfast, where she received her early musical training. She studied piano at the Trinity College of Music in London, with voice as a second subject. She was initially a Mezzo-Soprano, and sang as such in the Ambrosian Chorus; her fellow altos included Jean Allister, Pamela Bowden, and Helen Watts. She also sang in the BBC Chorus, before retraining as a soprano with Professor Frederick Husler and Yvonne Rodd-Marling, authors of "Singing: The Physical Nature of the Vocal Organ". Her professional debut came in 1954 in Macbeth at the Oxford University Opera Club. From 1956 to 1975, she was a member of the English Opera Group. She is noted for her performance of Elsa in Wagner's Lohengrin, the title role in Strauss's Arabella, Ellen Orford in Britten's Peter Grimes, and the Governess in Britten's The Turn of the Screw. She appeared at Covent Garden, Bayreuth, San Francisco and the Metropolitan Opera (Contessa Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro and in Peter Grimes). She also sang Charlotte in Massenet's Werther, for San Francisco Opera. She was a regular guest at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires where she sang many roles such as Margherite (Gounod's Faust), Arabella, Antonia (Tales of Hoffman), Vitellia (La Clemenza di Tito). Her farewell performance in Buenos Aires was as Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes.In 1975 in Kingsway Hall London, she was soprano in Verdi's Requiem, directed by Carlos Païta with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Harper has also had an extensive concert career, including singing in the premiere of Britten's War Requiem in 1962, substituting for Galina Vishnevskaya on 10 days' notice. In 1965 she was the soprano soloist in only the second UK performance (and only the fourth performance in the work's history) of Delius's Requiem, in Liverpool, under Charles Groves. She sang in it again in 1968 in London under Meredith Davies, and made the world premiere recording with the same forces. At the Belfast Last Night of the Proms in 1985, she gave the world première of Malcolm Williamson's song-cycle Next Year in Jerusalem to international critical acclaim. She retired from her singing career in 1995 after singing Berg's Altenberg Lieder and Vaughan Williams's Serenade to Music at the BBC Promenade Concerts. Her recordings include Peter Grimes in both audio and video formats, as well as the War Requiem (Chandos). She took part in 1957 performances (conducted by Antony Hopkins) of sacred works by Michel-Richard Delalande, recorded in LP format on the L'Oiseau-Lyre label; these pieces had never previously found their way to disc. Superb renditions in the 1970s (conducted by Sir Georg Solti) are now available, notably Mahler's 8th Symphony with Watts, Minton, Popp, Kollo, Shirley-Quirk and Talvela (Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 1972, Decca) and Strauss's Die Frau ohne Schatten with Dernesch, Hesse, King and Berry (Covent Garden, 1976, Fiori). More recently, a live concert performance of Britten's Our Hunting Fathers has been issued on the London Philharmonic Orchestra's own label. (en)
  • Heather Harper, CBE, soprano británica nacida el 8 de mayo de 1930 en Belfast, Irlanda. Notable intérprete mozartiana y de óperas contemporáneas y clásicas, especialmente Benjamin Britten. Estudió piano en Belfast y en el Trinity College of Music de Londres, tomando clases con Helen Isepp y Frederic Husler, además cantó en el coro de la BBC. Debutó como Lady Macbeth en 1954 ( Oxford University Opera Club), formando parte del English Opera Group ( 1956 - 1975). Debutó en Covent Garden en 1962 como Helena en Sueño de una noche de verano de Britten y en 1967 en el Festival de Bayreuth como Elsa de Lohengrin. En 1977 debutó en el Metropolitan Opera como la Condesa en Las bodas de Fígaro. En 1969 debutó en el Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires como Vitellia en La clemenza di Tito regresando en 1971, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1978 y 1986, allí cantó Arabella, Marguerite, Donna Elvira, Antonia y Ellen Orford. Sus principales personajes fueron Elsa, Arabella, Ellen Orford en Peter Grimes, Donna Elvira, the Governess en The Turn of The Screw. Cantó en el estreno mundial del Réquiem de guerra de Britten en la catedral de Coventry sustituyendo a Galina Vishnévskaya a quien le fue denegado el permiso de asistir por parte de las autoridades soviéticas. Se retiró en 1984. Desde 1985 es profesora en el Royal College of Music London, Glasgow y en la Britten-Pears School en Snap. (es)
  • Heather Harper CBE (* 8. Mai 1930 in Belfast, Nordirland) ist eine britische Opernsängerin (Sopran). (de)
  • ヘザー・ハーパー(Heather Harper CBE, 1930年5月8日 - )は、北アイルランド・ベルファスト出身のソプラノ歌手。 ピアノをロンドンのトリニティ・カレッジ・オブ・ミュージック(Trinity College of Music)で学ぶ。副科で声楽を同校で学ぶと共にBBCコーラスに参加した。1954年にプロデビューして以後、伯爵夫人(『フィガロの結婚』)、エルザ(『ローエングリン』)、『アラベラ』のタイトルロールやエレン・オーフォード(『ピーター・グライムズ』)を当たり役とし、コヴェント・ガーデンやバイロイト、メトロポリタン歌劇場など欧米の大歌劇場に出演した。 ブリテンの『戦争レクイエム』の初演時には、渡英不能となったガリーナ・ヴィシネフスカヤの代演を、10日の猶予期間で務め上げたことでも知られる。 (ja)
  • Heather Harper (Belfast, 8 mei 1930) is een Britse sopraanzangeres van Noord-Ierse afkomst. (nl)
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  • Heather Harper CBE (* 8. Mai 1930 in Belfast, Nordirland) ist eine britische Opernsängerin (Sopran). (de)
  • ヘザー・ハーパー(Heather Harper CBE, 1930年5月8日 - )は、北アイルランド・ベルファスト出身のソプラノ歌手。 ピアノをロンドンのトリニティ・カレッジ・オブ・ミュージック(Trinity College of Music)で学ぶ。副科で声楽を同校で学ぶと共にBBCコーラスに参加した。1954年にプロデビューして以後、伯爵夫人(『フィガロの結婚』)、エルザ(『ローエングリン』)、『アラベラ』のタイトルロールやエレン・オーフォード(『ピーター・グライムズ』)を当たり役とし、コヴェント・ガーデンやバイロイト、メトロポリタン歌劇場など欧米の大歌劇場に出演した。 ブリテンの『戦争レクイエム』の初演時には、渡英不能となったガリーナ・ヴィシネフスカヤの代演を、10日の猶予期間で務め上げたことでも知られる。 (ja)
  • Heather Harper (Belfast, 8 mei 1930) is een Britse sopraanzangeres van Noord-Ierse afkomst. (nl)
  • Heather Harper CBE (born 8 May 1930) is a operatic soprano from Northern Ireland. She was born in Belfast, where she received her early musical training. She studied piano at the Trinity College of Music in London, with voice as a second subject. She was initially a Mezzo-Soprano, and sang as such in the Ambrosian Chorus; her fellow altos included Jean Allister, Pamela Bowden, and Helen Watts. She also sang in the BBC Chorus, before retraining as a soprano with Professor Frederick Husler and Yvonne Rodd-Marling, authors of "Singing: The Physical Nature of the Vocal Organ". (en)
  • Heather Harper, CBE, soprano británica nacida el 8 de mayo de 1930 en Belfast, Irlanda. Notable intérprete mozartiana y de óperas contemporáneas y clásicas, especialmente Benjamin Britten. Estudió piano en Belfast y en el Trinity College of Music de Londres, tomando clases con Helen Isepp y Frederic Husler, además cantó en el coro de la BBC. Debutó como Lady Macbeth en 1954 ( Oxford University Opera Club), formando parte del English Opera Group ( 1956 - 1975). En 1977 debutó en el Metropolitan Opera como la Condesa en Las bodas de Fígaro. Se retiró en 1984. (es)
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