Performance Portfolio

Repertoire

The below items are just a selection of Tara’s key repertoire. If you have a particular request, please contact Tara at tara1787@btinternet.com to enquire further.

 

Song

British/American

Barber – Dover Beach

                Selected songs including ‘Sure On This Shining Night’ and ‘Music, when soft voices die’

Britten – On This Island, Op. 11

                  Selected Folk Songs (including ‘Down By The Salley Gardens’)

                  Morning, Evening, Night (song cycle with harp)

Copland – Old American Songs (including ‘Long Time Ago’)

                    Selected art songs including ‘Heart we will forget him’

Dowland – selection including ‘Flow My Tears’ and ‘Love Those Beams’

Elwyn Edwards – Selected songs, including ‘Mae Hiraeth Yn Y Mor’

Elgar – Sea Pictures

             Selected songs including ‘The Shepherds Song’, and ‘Queen Mary’s Song’

Gurney – Five Elizabethan Songs

Selected songs including ‘The Cloths Of Heaven’, ‘All Night Under The Moon’ and ‘Severn      Meadows’            

Haydn – selected songs including ‘The Shepherds Song’ and ‘My Mother Bids Me Bind My Hair’

Head – selected songs including ‘A Green Cornfield’ and ‘Ave Maria’

Ireland – selected songs including ‘Spring Sorrow’ and ‘Her Song’

A wide selection of folk songs from the British Isles, including many in Welsh (for example, the Mansell Thomas arrangements of ‘Lisa Lân’ and ‘Migildi, Magildi’)

Mendelssohn – On Wings of Song (Auf Flügeln des Gesanges)

Quilter – Four songs of the Sea

                Selected songs including ‘June’ and ‘Weep You No More’

Thomas (arr.) – Lisa Lân

Vaughan Williams – selected songs including ‘The Singer’, ‘The Sky Above The Roof’ and ‘Silent Noon’

Warlock –selected songs including ‘My Own Country’ and ‘The Bayly Bearith the Bell Away’

 

French Melodie

Berlioz – Les nuits d'été (song cycle)

Chausson – selected songs including ‘Le Charme’ and ‘Le colibri’

Debussy – selected songs including ‘Romance’

Duparc – selected songs including ‘Chanson Triste’

Fauré – selected songs including ‘Au bord de l’eau’, ‘Après un reve’, ‘Automne’, ‘Les Berceaux’, ‘Les roses d’Ispahan’, ‘Chanson d’amour’ and ‘En sourdine’

 

German Lieder

Brahms – selected songs including ‘Ständchen’, ‘Feldeinsamkeit’, ‘Wir wandelten’ and ‘Dein Blaues Auge’.

Mendelssohn – selected songs including ‘Der Blumenstrauss’

Schubert – selected songs including ‘Ave Maria’, ‘An die Musik’ and ‘Frühlingsglaube’

Schumann – selected songs including ‘Die Lotosblume’, ‘ Widmung’ and ‘Du bist wie eine Blume’

Strauss – selected songs including ‘Die Nacht’ and ‘Du meines Herzens Krönelein’

Wolf – selected songs including 'Verborgenheit', ‘Morgentau’ and ‘Der Musikant’

 

Italian/Latin

Bellini –Composizioni di Camera, including ‘Ma rendi pur contento’ and ‘Vaga Luna che inargenti’

Donizetti –selected art songs including ‘La Connochia’

Selected early Italian songs and arias, incuding ‘Se Tu M’ami’ (Pergolesi), ‘Danza, danza’ (Durante) and ‘Caro Mio Ben’ ()

Gounod (after Bach) – Ave Maria

Rossini – selected songs including ‘L’invito’ and ‘Crucifixus’

 

Czech

Janacek – The Diary of One Who Disappeared (character of Zefka)

 

Oratorio and Choral Works

Bach – Magnificat (Soprano Soloist)

             Mass in B Minor

             Komm Jesu, Komm

Beethoven – Symphony No.9 (Choral)

Berkeley – Or Shall We Die

                    Gabriel’s Lament

Britten – Te Deum In C (Soprano Soloist)

Elgar – Dream of Gerontius (semi-chorus and mezzo soloist)

Fauré – Requiem (Soprano Soloist)

Handel – Israel in Egypt (Soprano soloist)

Honegger – Cantate de Nöel

Holst – First Choral Symphony

Mozart – Solemn Vespers (Soprano Soloist)

Parry – I was Glad

Rachmaninov – All Night Vigil (Vespers)

Saint-Saens – Requiem (Soprano soloist)

Schubert – Mass in G (Soprano soloist)

Rachmaninov - Vespers

Rutter – Magnificat (Soprano Soloist)

Vivaldi – Gloria (Soprano soloist)

Weber – Missa Sancta No. 1 in G (Soprano Soloist)

 

Opera

Bellini – selected aria, including ‘Casta Diva’

Gluck  -‘ Che farò senza Euridice?’ (Orfeo e Euridice)

Gounod –‘Faites-lui mes aveux’ (Faust)

                   ‘Que fais-tu…blanche toutorelle’ (Faust)

Handel –‘ Lascia ch’io pianga’ (Rinaldo)

Massenet – ‘Va! Laisse couler mer larmes’ (Werther)

Mozart – Zerlina – Don Giovanni (including ‘Batti, batti, o bel Masetto’)

                 Susanna –The Marriage of Figaro (including ‘Deh vieni, non tardar’)

Puccini – ‘O Mio Babbino Caro’

Purcell – ‘When I am laid in Earth’ (Dido and Aeneas)

Thomas – ‘Connais-tu le pays’ (Mignon)

© Photos by Denis Chapman Photography

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