Measha Brueggergosman

Biography

Measha Brueggergosman is one of the leading sopranos of her generation.  Her first recording "Surprise" includes works by Schoenberg, Satie and Bolcom and is one of the most highly regarded debut album for some time while her latest recording "Night and Dreams" includes songs by Mozart, Brahms, Strauss, Schubert, Debussy, Duparc and  Faure.  Both of these have been released by Deutsche Grammophon. Other CD releases include "So much to tell" and "Extase" for CBC records and Beethoven 9 and Wesendonck Lieder with the Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst for Deutsche Grammophon.

In opera she has performed Giulietta and Antonia (Les contes d'Hoffmann), Elettra (Idomeneo), Madame Lidoine (Dialogues des carmélites), Liu (Turandot) and Sister Rose (Dead Man Walking). Measha is very committed to Lied recitals and has performed with accompanists such as Justus Zeyen at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall, both the Konzerthaus and Musikverein Wien, as well as the Schwarzenberg, Edinburgh, Verbier and Bergen festivals and at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki.

She appears with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, with conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Daniel Harding, Michael Tilson Thomas, Franz Welser-Möst, Sir Andrew Davis and Gustavo Dudamel.

Recent engagements include solo tours with the Camerata Salzburg and the WDR Symphony Orchestra, as well as appearances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Deutsche Symphony Orchester, the San Francisco Symphony and the Netherlands Radio  Philharmonic.

Measha Brueggergosman champions the education and involvement of new audiences and holds several ambassadorial titles with international charities.

Please contact Mary Donald for an updated biography and for performance details.

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Repertoire

BARBER
Andromache's Farewell
Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Prayers of Kierkegaard, Op. 30

BEETHOVEN
Ah, perfido! Op. 65
Choral Fantasy, Op. 80
Egmont
Mass in C
Missa Solemnis
Symphony No. 9

BERG
Altenberg-Lieder, Op. 4
Sieben Frühe Lieder
Three Fragments from Wozzeck

BERIO
Recital I for Cathy

BERLIOZ
La Mort de Cléopâtre
Les nuits d’été
Orchestral Songs
     
BERNSTEIN
Symphony No. 3, “Kaddish”

BOLCOM
Cabaret Songs
Songs of Innocence and Experience

BRAHMS
Ein deutsches Requiem

BRITTEN
Spring Symphony
War Requiem

BRUCKNER
Psalm 150
Te Deum

CHAUSSON
Poeme de l'Amour et de la Mer

COPLAND
Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson

DUPARC
Orchestral Songs

DVORÁK
Requiem
Stabat Mater
Te Deum

FAURÉ
Requiem

GOEBBELS
Surrogate Cities

GOUNOD
Christmas Oratorio
St. Cecilia Mass
          
HAYDN
Mass No. 10, “Paukenmesse”
Mass No. 14, “Harmoniemesse”

JANÁCEK
Glagolitic Mass

KODALY
Te Deum
         
LISZT
Missa Solemnis “Gran Mass”

MAHLER
Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Rückert Lieder
Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection”
Symphony No. 4
Symphony No. 8 (Soprano 2)

MENDELSSOHN
Elijah
Psalm 42
Symphony No. 2 “Lobgesang”

MESSIAEN
Poèmes pour Mi

MOZART
Concert Arias
Mass in C, K. 317, “Coronation”
Requiem, K. 626
Vesperae solennes de confessore, K. 339

PENDERECKI
Credo

POULENC
Gloria

PREVIN
Honey and Rue

RACHMANINOFF
The Bells

RAVEL
Shéhérazade 

SCHMIDT
Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln

SCHÖNBERG
Brettl-Lieder
Gurre-Lieder

SCHUBERT
Mass No. 2 in G

SCHUMANN
Scenes from Goethe's Faust (Gretchen)

STRAUSS, R.
Orchestral Songs
Four Last Songs

TIPPETT
A Child of Our Time

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
A Sea Symphony

VERDI
Requiem

WAGNER
Fünf Gedichte von Mathilde Wesendonk

ZEMLINSKY
Lyric Symphony

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'CHRISTMAS' Album Tour

Measha Brueggergosman is embarking on a cross-Canada tour of her latest release, CHRISTMAS, a 12-song CBC Christmas tribute, released by Warner Music Canada in October 2014.  

The full tour dates are:

3/12/2014    SAINT JOHN, NB // IMPERIAL THEATRE
4/ 12/2014   FREDERICTON, NB // PLAYHOUSE
5/12/2014    CHARLOTTETOWN, PE // CONFEDERATION CENTRE
6/12/2014    LUNENBURG, NS // MUSIQUE ROYALE (ST. JOHN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH)
10/12/2014  DARTMOUTH, NS // ALDERNEY LANDING
11/12/2014  TRURO, NS // FIRST UNITED CHURCH
12/12/2014  ANNAPOLIS ROYAL, NS // KING’S THEATRE
14/12/2014  WOLFVILLE, NS // ACADIA CONVOCATION HALL
15/12/2014  PICTOU, NS // DECOSTE CENTRE
16/12/2014  GUYSBOROUGH, NS // MULGRAVE ROAD THEATRE
18/12/2014  HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, NL // O’BRIEN ARTS CENTRE
20/12/2014  ST JOHN’S, NL // HOLY HEART THEATRE
22/12/2014  FREDERICTON, NB // PLAYHOUSE (2ND DATE)






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Recordings

CHRISTMAS

Christmas Album:

1. It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
2. Sleigh Ride
3. Do You Hear What I Hear
4. The Christmas Song
5. The Little Drummer Boy
6. Let Joy Reign (feat. Royal Wood)
7. If You Can Dig It
8. Un Flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle
9. Es Ist Ein' Ros' Entsprungen
10. Minuit, Chrétiens
11. White/Blue Christmas
12. River
Warner Music Canada

EXTASE

Solo Album
Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec, Yoav Talmi
CBC
CBC