Shane Hanson were the winners of the 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council (MONC) Western Canada Auditions held in Vancouver this past November.
Soloists often include a countertenor
instead of an alto, as was the case here.
O Mistress Mine, Twelve Songs for countertenor
and Piano, on Texts from plays by William Shakespeare.
Mezzo sopranos Eirlys Myfanwy Davies and Sioned Gwen Davies, countertenor
Kieron-Connor Valentine and tenors Samuel Furness and Trystan Llyr Griffiths will compete in the final of the country's most prestigious national singing competition, with not only a large cash prize at stake but also the matchless opportunity to represent Wales in BBC Cardiff Singer of the World in 2017.
We were blessed with four fine soloists - tenor Stuart Jackson, bass Brindley Sherratt, countertenor
Iestyn Davies and soprano Mary Bevan.
The team consisted of David Hurley who is a countertenor
, Timothy Wayne Wright also a countertenor
, Julian Gregory, Christopher Bruerton, Christopher Gabbitas and Jonathan Howard who are tenor, baritone, baritone and bass, respectively.
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, David Daniels, sings the title role opposite Natalie Dessay as Cleopatra.
The singing is generally convincing, with countertenor
Christophe Dumaux and Robin Johannsen turning in particulark strong performances as Giasone and Itis betrayed former flame, Isifile.
A skymaid, the countertenor
is at home in his voice, though his voice is at odds with his body.
The cast includes tenor Placido Domingo and countertenor
Iestyn Davies struck a fine balance between letting the narrative speak and allowing a certain amount of drama to pervade what he was singing.
Soprano Shari Alise Wilson and countertenor
Gerrod Pagenkopf will perform with an ensemble that includes violins, viola, violone, harpsichord and viola da gamba.