Dawn Upshaw

Dawn Upshaw

Classical, opera, soprano, female vocalists, vocal

Dawn Upshaw (born July 17, 1960 in Nashville, Tennessee) is a world-renowned American soprano described as "one of the most consequential performers of our time" by the Los Angeles Times. The recipient of several Grammy Award and Edison Prize-winning discs, Upshaw is at home both in opera and art song, and in repertoire from Baroque to contemporary. Many composers, including John Harbison and Kaija Saariaho, have written for her, and her artistic achievements are extensive.

Angels Hide Their Faces: Dawn Upshaw Sings Bach and Purcell [2001]
  • 1. Oedipus: Act III "Music for a While" (3:22)
  • 2. The Indian Queen: Act III "I Attempt From Love's Sickness to Fly" (1:46)
  • 3. Tyrranic Love, or The Royal Martyr: Act IV "Ah! How Sweet It Is to Love" (2:51)
  • 4. Lord, What Is Man (6:15)
  • 5. The Fairy Queen: Act V "Hark! How All Things" (1:56)
  • 6. Cantata, BWV 199 "Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut": Recitativo "Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut" (2:05)
  • 7. Cantata, BWV 199 "Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut": Aria "Stumme Seufzer, stille Klagen" (8:19)
  • 8. Cantata, BWV 199 "Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut": Recitativo "Doch Gott mus mir genaig sein" (0:59)
  • 9. Cantata, BWV 199 "Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut": Aria "Tiefgebuckt und voller Reue" (7:28)
  • 10. Cantata, BWV 199 "Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut": Recitativo "Auf diese Schmerzens-Reu" (0:15)
  • 11. Cantata, BWV 199 "Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut": Chorale "Ich, dein betrubtes Kind" (1:41)
  • 12. Cantata, BWV 199 "Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut": Recitativo "Ich lege mich in diese Wunden" (0:47)
  • 13. Cantata, BWV 199 "Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut": Aria "Wie freudig ist mein Herz" (2:22)
  • 14. If music be the food of love (4:11)
  • 15. The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation (7:16)
  • 16. An Evening Hymn (4:26)