Martha Guth - Opera Singer
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All the arts come together in Opera -it both electrifies and exalts at its best. Monumental in form, opera moves us to recognize ourselves in its grandiose characters. So far in my young operatic career, I have made the women of Mozart and Handel my specialty. Here are just a couple Mozart offerings. Konstanze's first aria from 'The Abduction from the Seraglio', The Queen of the Night's rage aria from The Magic Flute. For something a little bit different, I have added 'Come now a Roundel' from Benjamin Britten's Midsummer Night's Dream.
Classical Song is my passion. What fascinates me is the unique ability of a song to create a world in miniature, and what keeps me inspired is a love of collaboration. I am blessed with the opportunity to work with pianists that my college friends and I listened to. It is also a path of freedom and exploration to forge ahead with colleagues of my own generation. Listed below are five of the tracks from my first place win at the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition in London, 2007.
The masterworks of generations past and present are a source of excitement, where each rendition is rewarded with new discoveries. The thrill of singing with an orchestra at your back is an experience not to be matched! I have included four examples here. The first is Handel’s chamber cantata ‘La Lucrezia’, operatic in its scope, and the second is Mendelssohn’s great soprano aria from ‘Elijah’. The last two are Handel's famous aria 'I know that my Redeemer liveth' from 'the Messiah', and the soprano solo from Brahm's German Requiem.