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Iestyn Davies

  • Countertenor

Repertoire/Discography

Iestyn Davies recordings

Hyperion, November 2009

Handel's Messiah
Julia Doyle, Allan Clayton, Andrew Foster-Williams
Stephen Layton, Polyphony, Britten Sinfonia.



Chandos, 2009-10

Handel's Flavio (role: Guido)
Christian Curnyn, Early Opera Company


Wigmore Hall Live, Autumn 2010


Hyperion, 2010

Solo CD of Nicola Porpora's cantatas dedicated 'to the Prince of Wales'


Latest first



DVD: Purcell's Dido & Aeneas
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Sarah Connolly, Dido
Lucas Meachem, Aeneas
With Lucy Crowe, Sara Fulgoni, Anita Watson, Eri Nakamura, Pumeza Matshikiza
Ji-Min Park, and Iestyn Davies as the Spirit

The Royal Ballet
The Royal Opera Extra Chorus
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood

Opus Arte OA1018D




DVD: Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea
Glyndebourne Festival Production
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Emmanuelle Haïm

Decca PC70229



Handel's Chandos Anthems 7, 9 and 11
Emma Kirkby, Iestyn Davies, James Gilchrist, Neal Davies, The Academy of Ancient Music, Trinity College Choir, Stephen Layton.


Lukaszewzki's Via Crucis
Polyphony, Britten Sinfonia, Stephen Layton
CDA67724


Vivaldi's La Griselda
Ensemble Matheus
Jean-Christophe Spinosi


BBC Music magazine
Opera Recording of the Year 2007

Handel's Messiah
Choir of New College, Oxford
Academy of Ancient Music
Edward Higginbottom


... (and) the singing of the countertenor
Iestyn Davies (is) enough to justify buying it...
(his) He was despised ranks with the best I know. This is one area where the Naxos recording scores (over the Jacobs, Harmonia Mundi record)
in that Iestyn Davies provides the excitement
that Zazzo lacks.
Fanfare Magazine



Kingdom of Heaven
Movie soundtrack

Michael Finnissy
Maldon and other choral works
Exaudi

An enthralling disc...
this music grips heart, mind and imagination alike. Exaudi are stunning advocates...
the soloists are outstanding.
This is compulsive listening for admirers of Finnissy, and will win many converts to his music
- BBC Music magazine *****




Tavener
The Veil of the Temple
Temple Church Choir, Holst Singers
Stephen Layton


Jean Mouton
Nesciens Mater
The Gentlemen of St John's
Graham Walker


Tavener: Christmas Proclamation,
Song for Athene
Choir of St John's College, Cambridge
Christopher Robinson



Here they are on excellent form and approach Tavener's blend of cathedral mysticism
and Eastern chant with an English sense of drama.
The mix is alluring and makes for an attractive Tavener compilation
- Amazon


Rubbra: Nine Tenebrae Motets,
Missa Cantuariensis
Choir of St John's College, Cambridge
Christopher Robinson


The St John's choristers are excellent
and they sound as though they believe in every note
- BBC Music




Finzi:Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice
Choir of St John's College, Cambridge
Christopher Robinson


This is a worthwhile buy
for Finzi devotees and novices alike
- Amazon


Vermeeren:
Mysterium: sacred choral works
2002, Vermeeren Music Productions
The Gentlemen of St John's



Walton:
The Twelve and other choral works
Choir of St John's College, Cambridge
Christopher Robinson



St John's English Choral Music series for Naxos
has won golden opinions and an award or two
but there has been nothing better than this
- Amazon
Gramophone Award nomination




Stanford: Anthems and Services
Choir of St John's College, Cambridge
Christopher Robinson


Leighton: Sacred Choral Music
Choir of St John's College, Cambridge
Christopher Robinson


A thrilling, soul-affirming experience - Gramophone



Charpentier: Messe de Minuet pour Noël; Poulenc Motets
Choir of St John's College, Cambridge


Purcell: Timon of Athens
Collegium 90
Richard Hickox


Allegri, Lassus, Palestrina: choral works
Choir of St John's College, Cambridge