New Releases: Gesualdo disc from The Marian Consort now available for pre-order on Amazon
From the Marian Consort, directed by Rory McCleery, a stunning new recording of Gesualdo motets is now available for pre-order here.
New Releases: Gardiner's new B Minor Mass recording now available
Esther is a soloist on the new recording from Soli Deo Gloria of Bach's Mass in B Minor, conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Available now on iTunes and wherever classical music is sold.
Tickets still available: Esther Brazil to make BBC Proms Debut in L'Orfeo following Carnegie Hall performance
On Tuesday, 4 August, Esther will appear as La Ninfa in a semi-staged production of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo at the Royal Albert Hall with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir. The performance will begin at 7.30pm and will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. More details here. Following a Carnegie Hall performance during the US tour of the piece, the New York Classical Review was full of praise: "Mezzo Esther Brazil stood out for her honeyed tone and quick, pleasing vibrato as the principal Nymph."
Dido and Aeneas - starred reviews
Esther has just finished singing the role of Dido in Opera Lyrica's new touring production of Dido and Aeneas. The production was reviewed very favourably at Planet Hugill ("Esther Brazil made a very fine Dido indeed, really taking control of the role. She seemed to have a strong feel for Purcell's vocal line and combined this with musicality and great personal charm. A stylish singer, she brought poise and intensity to Dido and was very moving in the final farewell.") and Fringe Opera ("phenomenal female lead... After two hours, Esther Brazil's 'When I am Laid in Earth' is a spellbinding climax to the evening.").
BWV 199 live recording with Sir John Eliot Gardiner now available on iTunes
Esther has just finished a tour with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir, performing Bach's spectacular solo cantata, "Mein Herze Schwimmt im Blut", (BWV 199) in various European venues. A live recording of the London concert was made at Milton Court, and is available here, or through iTunes.