counter tenor


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counter tenor

The term now more usually used for an adult male alto soloist.
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Two young British singers are taking the lead roles in Rinaldo, with counter tenor Jake Arditti playing the character of the same name and soprano Anna Devin as Almirena.
Guest soloist are soprano Emily Milburn, counter tenor Michael Deakin, tenor Jonathan Millican and bass Paul Im Thurn.
Marie Arnet who delighted as Lulu in a production from the Stuttgart and Ashley Holland as the father and Captain Hook (the most satisfying role), Hilary Summers as the Mother and Tiger Lily gave strong performances while Iestyn Morris was a zippy Peter Pan with an undulating counter tenor singing and perfectly posh spoken voice.
A point of interest this year was the presence of a counter tenor, or male alto - which has not been the case for some years.
Paula, one of English Touring Opera's most recognisable faces, will team up with fellow ETO soloists mezzo soprano Helen Sherman - who represented Australia at the BBC Singer of the World competition in 2011, counter tenor Clint van der Linde from South Africa, tenor John-Colyn Gyeantey, and baritone Nick Merryweather for the concert in St Mary's Church, Warwick.
Performing on Saturday will be Matthew Halls conductor, Joanne Lunn soprano, Christopher Ainslie counter tenor, Thomas Hobbs tenor, Matthew Brook bass, Northern Sinfonia and Northern Sinfonia Chorus Tickets from just PS10 - 0191 443 4661 www.thesagegateshead.org
Most highlights came from the soloists, especially counter tenor William Purefoy, who embellished da capo repeats in appropriate Baroque fashion and exploited the expressive power of appoggiaturas to marvellous effect.
The ensemble was founded in 1965 by Michel Sanvoisin (recorders) and Joseph Sage (counter tenor).
The great Andreas Scholl brings his reading of the poet in a programme entitled Songs of Myself, sung in both the counter tenor and the baritone register.
International soloists Julia Gooding (soprano) and Robin Blaze (counter tenor) will be joining the Avison Ensemble under the direction of director and violinist Pavlo Beznosiuk.
Brightman joins forces with another Italian tenor, Alessandro Safina, on the elegant, sweeping "Sarai Qui" and with Spanish counter tenor Fernando Lima on the flamenco-tinged "Pasion." While not as memorable as the album's Brightman-Bocelli outing, both duets boast great voices and great interplay, especially "Pasion" which shoots more sparks between Brightman and Lima than J.Lo and Marc Anthony ever did.
But they are pleasing ecclesiastical pieces, Gothic devotional polyphony of the 15th century to be more precise, and they are pleasingly performed by the five-member Rene Clemencic Consort, consisting of positive organ, counter tenor, two regular tenors, and a Renaissance trombone.

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