The British mezzo-soprano, Felicity Palmer offers a performance within the Lyrical Concerts that the Royal Theatre is organising to celebrate its bicentenary. This recital is held as a parallel activity to the Billy Budd and Curlew River operas by Benjamin Britten.
The mezzo-soprano will be accompanied by Simon Lepper on the piano and together, they will perform works by Henry Purcell, Benjamin Britten, Johannes Brahms, Pitor Illich Tchaikovsky, Joseph Horovitz, Michael Head, Marshall Palmer, Alan Murray and Carrie Jacobs-Bond.
Felicity Palmer (Cheltenham, United Kingdom, 1944) began her studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She soon started to stand out thanks to her refined technique and her ability to perform different registers, which earned her the Kathleen Ferrier Memorial Scholarship in 1970.
Palmer has performed in the world’s leading opera temples, such as the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Opera of San Francisco or the Deutsche Opera Berlin. Her performances of characters like Klytamnestra in Elektra by Richard Strauss or the Duchess of Krankentorp in La fille du régiment by Donizetti are famous.