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Yvonne Kenny

*1950 AU, Sydney
A.k.a. Winton Kenny

Yvonne Kenny AM (born 25 November 1950) is an Australian soprano, particularly associated with Handel and Mozart roles.Born in Sydney, she first studied at the University of Sydney in science, hoping to become a biochemist, but decided to pursue a career in music instead. She studied first with Myra Lambert at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and later won a scholarship to study at the opera school at La Scala in Milan. After a year of studying there, she went to England, where after a few recitals and TV appearances, her breakthrough came on 11 October 1975, when she replaced, with only four days' notice, the soprano scheduled to sing in an Opera Rara concert performance of Donizetti's Rosmonda d'Inghilterra at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. It was a triumph and the virtually unknown Kenny

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Symphony No. 3, Op. 36 "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs": 2. Lento e largo on Górecki: Symphony of Sorrowful Songs by Henryk Górecki, Yvonne Kenny, Takuo Yuasa & Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
Gianni Schicchi: O Mio Babbino Caro on The 99 Most Essential Classics of the Romantic Era by Various Artists
Abide With Me (Arr. Julian Lee) on Something Wonderful by Vladimir Kamirski, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra & Yvonne Kenny
Rinaldo, HWV 7: "Lascia ch'io pianga" on I Do! - Classical Wedding Music by Various Artists
Die Csardasfurstin (The Gypsy Princess): Act II: Entr'akt on Kalman: Csardasfurstin by Emmerich Kálmán
The Merry Widow, Act II: Vilja-Lied on Something Wonderful by Vladimir Kamirski, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra & Yvonne Kenny
Rusalka: Song to the Moon on Simple Gifts by Yvonne Kenny, Vladimir Kamirski & Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Die Csardasfurstin (The Gypsy Princess): Vorspiel on Kalman: Csardasfurstin by Emmerich Kálmán
Die Csardasfurstin (The Gypsy Princess): Act III: Schlussgesang: Tausend kleine Engel (Sylva, Stasi, Edwin, Boni) on Kalman: Csardasfurstin by Emmerich Kálmán
Serse, HWV 40, Act I Scene 1: Aria. Ombra mai fu, "Largo" (Serse) on Handel: Xerxes by George Frideric Handel, Ivor Bolton, Bavarian State Orchestra, Bavarian State Opera Chorus, Ann Murray, Yvonne Kenny & Christopher Robson

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Title Artist Year Type
Simple GiftsYvonne Kenny, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Kamirski2014Album
Yvonne Kenny sings Four Last SongsRichard Strauss, Yvonne Kenny, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Johannes Fritzsch2010Album
Vienna, City Of My DreamsYvonne Kenny, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Richard Bonynge2008Album
The Fairy QueenHenry Purcell / Yvonne Kenny, Thomas Randle, Simon Rice, Richard Van Allan, The English National Opera Orchestra And The English National Opera Chorus, Nicholas Kok, David Pountney, Quinny Sacks2004Single
The Marriage of FigaroYvonne Kenny, Rebecca Evans, Diana Montague, Christopher Purves, William Dazeley, Philharmonia Orchestra, The Geoffrey Mitchell Choir, David Parry2004Album
Yvonne Kenny 2Yvonne Kenny, The London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox2003Compil.
FalstaffGiuseppe Verdi, Andrew Shore, Yvonne Kenny, Barry Banks, Susan Gritton, Ashley Holland, The English National Opera Chorus And The English National Opera Orchestra, Paul Daniel2002Album
Make BelieveYvonne Kenny2002Compil.
Symphony No. 3 'Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs'Henryk Górecki — Yvonne Kenny, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Takuo Yuasa2001Album
Christmas GiftYvonne Kenny, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, David Stanhope, The Contemporary Singers, Sydney Children's Choir1999Album
Der Rosenkavalier HighlightsRichard Strauss - Yvonne Kenny, John Tomlinson, Diana Montague, David Parry1999Album
Handel AriasGeorg Friedrich Händel - Yvonne Kenny, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Paul Dyer1998Album
Orchestral Works - Volume 2Herbert Howells, Yvonne Kenny, Lydia Mordkovitch, The London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox1997Album
Lucio SillaWolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Peter Schreier / Edita Gruberova / Cecilia Bartoli / Dawn Upshaw / Yvonne Kenny / Concentus Musicus Wien / Nikolaus Harnoncourt1997Album
Arias With Obbligato InstrumentsWolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Yvonne Kenny, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti1994Album
The Beggar's OperaJohn Gay, Benjamin Britten - Ann Murray, Yvonne Kenny, Anne Collins, Philip Langridge, John Rawnsley, Robert Lloyd, Steuart Bedford1993Album
Sancta Civitas, Dona nobis pacemRalph Vaughan Williams, London Symphony Chorus, The London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox, Yvonne Kenny, Philip Langridge, Bryn Terfel, Choristers Of St Paul's Cathedral Choir1993Album
DeborahGeorg Friedrich Händel, Yvonne Kenny, Susan Gritton, Catherine Denley, James Bowman, Michael George, The New College Oxford Choir, Salisbury Cathedral Boy Choristers, The King's Consort, Robert King1993Album
Elijah • EliasFelix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - Thomas Allen, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Yvonne Kenny, Anne Sofie Von Otter, The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields & Chorus Of St Martin In The Fields, Sir Neville Marriner1992Album
Pulcinella • Octet • Renard • RagtimeIgor Stravinsky, Yvonne Kenny • John Aler • John Tomlinson, London Sinfonietta, Esa-Pekka Salonen1991Album
Apollon Musagète • Concerto In D • CantataIgor Stravinsky - Stockholm Chamber Orchestra, London Sinfonietta & London Sinfonietta Chorus, Yvonne Kenny • John Aler, Esa-Pekka Salonen1991Album
Dewi Sant (Saint David)Arwel Hughes - Yvonne Kenny, Martyn Hill, David Wilson-Johnson, The BBC National Orchestra Of Wales & BBC Welsh Chorus, Owain Arwel Hughes1990Album
A Pastoral Symphony (No.3) / Oboe ConcertoRalph Vaughan Williams, David Theodore, Bryden Thomson, The London Symphony Orchestra, Yvonne Kenny1988Album
Emilia di LiverpoolGaetano Donizetti, Yvonne Kenny, Sesto Bruscantini, Christopher Merritt, Philharmonia Orchestra, David Parry1987Album
Four Burns Songs / A Charm Of Lullabies / FolksongsBenjamin Britten - Yvonne Kenny, Carolyn Watkinson, Tan Crone1987Album
Recital At Wigmore HallYvonne Kenny, Lawrence Skrobacs - Thomas Arne / Franz Schubert / Richard Strauss / Francis Poulenc / Joaquín Rodrigo / Aaron Copland1984Album
Der Zufriedengestellte Äolus - Aeolus Propitiated - Eole ApaiséJohann Sebastian Bach, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Yvonne Kenny, Marjana Lipovšek, Kurt Equiluz, Robert Holl, Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Concentus Musicus Wien1983Album
Der Zufriedengestellte Äolus - Aeolus Propitiated - Eole ApaiséJohann Sebastian Bach, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Yvonne Kenny, Marjana Lipovšek, Kurt Equiluz, Robert Holl, Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Concentus Musicus Wien1983Album
Il crociato in EgittoGiacomo Meyerbeer, Yvonne Kenny, Felicity Palmer, Rockwell Blake, Justino Diaz, James Atherton, Gianfranco Masini1979Album
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