Valérie Masterson

Real Name:
Margaret Valerie Masterson
Profile:
English opera singer (born 3 June 1937), lecturer and Vice-President of British Youth Opera.
After study in Italy, she began to sing opera in Europe. Returning to England, Masterson performed as principal soprano with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company from 1964 to 1969, becoming popular with audiences and participating in several of the company's recordings, as well as those of Gilbert and Sullivan for All and the BBC.
She next joined English National Opera and went on to an international opera career lasting more than three decades. Although she performed a wide variety of roles, she was best known for her roles in the French repertoire and the works of Handel, as well as Gilbert and Sullivan. Her recordings include, in addition to many opera roles, operettas and musical theatre. She has been awarded a CBE and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Music.
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Albums

Valérie Masterson - The Starlight Express (Complete Incidental Music) album art Sir Edward Elgar, Valérie Masterson, Derek Hammond-Stroud, Vernon Handley, The London Philharmonic Orchestra Sir Edward Elgar, Valérie Masterson, Derek Hammond-Stroud, Vernon Handley, The London Philharmonic Orchestra - The Starlight Express (Complete Incidental Music) His Master's Voice UK 1976 Sell This Version
SLS 5216, ASD 4017, ASD 4018 Valérie Masterson - La Traviata album art Verdi* / Valerie Masterson* / John Brecknock / Christian Du Plessis / English National Opera Chorus* And Orchestra*, Sir Charles Mackerras Verdi* / Valerie Masterson* / John Brecknock / Christian Du Plessis / English National Opera Chorus* And Orchestra*, Sir Charles Mackerras - La Traviata(2xLP + Box) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice SLS 5216, ASD 4017, ASD 4018 UK 1981 Sell This Version
Valérie Masterson - Sing Gilbert & Sullivan album art Valerie Masterson*Robert Tear, Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Kenneth Alwyn Valerie Masterson*Robert Tear, Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Kenneth Alwyn - Sing Gilbert & Sullivan His Master's Voice US 1983 Sell This Version
none Valérie Masterson - Scipion - Paris 14 Mai 1979 album art Haendel* - Handel Opera Society*, Anthony Roden, Peter Jeffes, Valérie Masterson, Helen Watts, Paul Esswood, Ian Comboy, Charles Farncombe Haendel* - Handel Opera Society*, Anthony Roden, Peter Jeffes, Valérie Masterson, Helen Watts, Paul Esswood, Ian Comboy, Charles Farncombe - Scipion - Paris 14 Mai 1979(3xLP, Album + Box) FNAC none France 1984 Sell This Version
TER2 1170 Valérie Masterson - Kismet album art Robert Craig Wright, George Forrest, Valérie Masterson, The Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra, John Owen Edwards Robert Craig Wright, George Forrest, Valérie Masterson, The Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra, John Owen Edwards - Kismet(2xLP) That's Entertainment Records TER2 1170 UK 1990 Sell This Version
CDVIR 8317 Valérie Masterson - If I Loved You (Love Duets From The Musicals) album art Thomas Allen & Valerie Masterson*, The Philharmonia Orchestra* Conducted By John Owen Edwards Thomas Allen & Valerie Masterson*, The Philharmonia Orchestra* Conducted By John Owen Edwards - If I Loved You (Love Duets From The Musicals)(CD) TER CDVIR 8317 UK 1993 Sell This Version
CDJAY 1233 Thomas Allen & Valerie Masterson*, The Philharmonia Orchestra* Conducted By John Owen Edwards Thomas Allen & Valerie Masterson*, The Philharmonia Orchestra* Conducted By John Owen Edwards - If I Loved You (Love Duets From The Musicals)(CD, Album) Jay Productions Ltd. CDJAY 1233 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
Valérie Masterson - Elisabetta, Regina D'Inghilterra - Atto II album art Rossini*, Caballé*, Carreras*, Masterson*, Gianfranco Masini Rossini*, Caballé*, Carreras*, Masterson*, Gianfranco Masini - Elisabetta, Regina D'Inghilterra - Atto II (Album) Philips Classics, Lyrica Germany 1997 Sell This Version
CHAN 3019(3) Valérie Masterson - Julius Caesar album art Handel*, Dame Janet Baker*, Valerie Masterson*, John Tomlinson (2), English National Opera Orchestra And Chorus*, Sir Charles Mackerras Handel*, Dame Janet Baker*, Valerie Masterson*, John Tomlinson (2), English National Opera Orchestra And Chorus*, Sir Charles Mackerras - Julius Caesar(3xCD, Album, RE, RM + Box, Album, RE) Chandos CHAN 3019(3) Europe 1999 Sell This Version
SHE CD 9590 Valerie Masterson* Valerie Masterson(CD, Album) Pearl SHE CD 9590 UK Unknown Sell This Version
LR 160-3 Valérie Masterson - L'Incoronazione Di Poppea album art Monteverdi*, Gwyneth Jones, Jon Vickers, Christa Ludwig, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Richard Stilwell, Valérie Masterson, Jocelyne Taillon, Michel Sénéchal, Charles Burles - Julius Rudel Monteverdi*, Gwyneth Jones, Jon Vickers, Christa Ludwig, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Richard Stilwell, Valérie Masterson, Jocelyne Taillon, Michel Sénéchal, Charles Burles - Julius Rudel - L'Incoronazione Di Poppea(3xLP + Box) Legendary Recordings LR 160-3 Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

D 101390 Valérie Masterson - A Gilbert & Sullivan Gala album art Valerie Masterson*Robert Tear, Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Kenneth Alwyn, Sheila Armstrong, Benjamin Luxon, Northern Sinfonia, Richard Hickox Valerie Masterson*Robert Tear, Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Kenneth Alwyn, Sheila Armstrong, Benjamin Luxon, Northern Sinfonia, Richard Hickox - A Gilbert & Sullivan Gala(CD, Comp) EMI Classics D 101390 US 1992 Sell This Version

Videos

Valérie Masterson - Xerxes album art George Frideric Handel* / Ann Murray, Lesley Garrett, Valerie Masterson*, Christopher Robson, Jean Rigby, Christopher Booth-Jones, Rodney McCann, Orchestra* And Chorus Of English National Opera* , Conducted By Charles Mackerras* , Directed For The Stage By Nicholas Hytner* George Frideric Handel* / Ann Murray, Lesley Garrett, Valerie Masterson*, Christopher Robson, Jean Rigby, Christopher Booth-Jones, Rodney McCann, Orchestra* And Chorus Of English National Opera* , Conducted By Charles Mackerras* , Directed For The Stage By Nicholas Hytner* - Xerxes RM Associates, Edizioni Del Prado Italy 2004 Sell This Version
none, ODVD73 Valérie Masterson - Julius Caesar album art Georg Frideric Handel* / Janet Baker, Valerie Masterson*, Sarah Walker (2), Della Jones, James Bowman (2), John Tomlinson (2), Chorus* And Orchestra Of The English National Opera* , Conducted By Sir Charles Mackerras , Directed For The Stage By John Copley , Directed For Video By John Michael Phillips Georg Frideric Handel* / Janet Baker, Valerie Masterson*, Sarah Walker (2), Della Jones, James Bowman (2), John Tomlinson (2), Chorus* And Orchestra Of The English National Opera* , Conducted By Sir Charles Mackerras , Directed For The Stage By John Copley , Directed For Video By John Michael Phillips - Julius Caesar(DVD-V, PAL) Digital Classics DVD, Edizioni Del Prado none, ODVD73 Italy 2006 Sell This Version

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