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JEAN
RIGBY
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CHAN 241-51M
Britten
The Rape of Lucretia
GM 7366
Marek
Songs & Choral Music
CHAN 3030M
Verdi
Rigoletto
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BIOGRAPHY

Jean Rigby studied at the Birmingham School of Music and at the Royal Academy of Music with Patricia Clarke, with whom she continues to work. She made her Glynebourne Festival Opera debut as Hippolyta (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), followed by Mercedes (Carmen), Nancy (Albert Herring), Irene (Theodora), Genevieve (Pelleas et Mélisande), Eduige (Rodelinda) and Emila (Otello). Other roles include Penelope (The Return of Ulysees), Jocasta (Oedipus Rex), Rosina (The Barber of Seville), Helen of Troy (King Priam), Maddalena (Rigoletto), Amastris (Xerxes), Meg Page (Falstaff), Ruth (The Pirates of Penzance), Suzuki (Madame Butterfly), Nicklausse (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) at the Royal Opera House and San Diego, Dryade (Ariadne auf Naxos) at the Royal Opera House, the title roles in Carmen, La Cenerentola, and The Rape of Lucretia, Charlotte (Werther) in Seattle, and Idamante (Idomeneo) for Garsington Opera. She sings regularly with all the major orchestras and conductors and at the BBC Proms. Recordings include Elgar’s The Music Makers with Andrew Davis, The Rape of Lucretia under Richard Hickox, and Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with Mark Wigglesworth.

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CHAN 10061
Dyson
Quo Vadis
CHAN 10219
Berkeley, Lennox
A Dinner Engagement
CHAN 10301
Berkeley, Lennox
Ruth
CHAN 10516
Mendelssohn
Paulus
CHAN 241-51
Britten
The Rape of Lucretia
CHAN 3070
Puccini
Madam Butterfly
CHAN 3094
Berg
Wozzeck
CHAN 3140
Puccini
Arias