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MP3 Deidra & William Gorton - When Love Goes Wrong

Dramatic duo moments in opera. The "only death will do" scenes. Passion, Jealousy & Betrayal on the opera stage.

5 MP3 Songs
CLASSICAL: Traditional, WORLD: Western European

Deidra Gorton (formerly Palmour) earned critical and popular
acclaim, in the United States and abroad, as one of America''s finest
interpreters of lyric mezzo-soprano roles before finding her true vocal
home in the dramatic soprano repertoire. Deidra quickly rose to
prominence by winning the Metropolitan Opera, Baltimore Opera
and Loren https://www.tradebit.comhary Society competitions, then established herself as
one of the pre-eminent young American opera stars with acclaimed
debuts at the Washington Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas
Opera, Cleveland Opera, Baltimore Opera, Greater Miami Opera and
others. International debuts followed at L''Opéra de Nice, Hong Kong
Arts Centre and with the Katholieke Radio Omroep in Utrecht, Neth-
erlands, Edo de Waart conducting.

She has sung in concert with the National Symphony at the
Kennedy Center, with the Houston Symphony, Baltimore Symphony,
Atlanta Symphony, and at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center''s Avery
Fisher and Alice Tully halls, and with Robert Page performing Mahler''s
8th at Philadephia''s Academy of Music. Recently, Deidra has
performed leading roles in the dramatic repertory, such as Chrysothe-
mis in Elektra with Long Beach Opera (to tremendous critical acclaim)
and Salome with Orlando Opera. As this recording goes to press she is
performing her Wagnerian debut as Brünnhilde with Opera Theater of
Pittsburgh. She is also a member of the Guilford Trio, with Noel
Lester, piano and Noah Chaves, viola.

Deidra has served on the faculty of Baylor University, the
AIMS Vocal Institute in Graz, Austria, and was for five years at the
Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland. Her discography
includes two recordings of the works of Charles Martin Loeffler -
Forgotten Songs and A Dream Within A Dream on Koch International,
and on Centaur, Purrfectly Classical .

William Gorton, Tenor, has performed extensively in venues on the
West Coast and sung numerous engagements around the USA and
Europe. A solid and versatile singer, he has appeared with Opera
Pacific, Festival Opera, Sacramento Opera, Rogue Opera, Pacific
Repertory Opera, Orchestra X of Houston, Opera Santa Barbara, the
Stockton Symphony in Britten''s Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings, the
Opera Center of the San Francisco Opera, among others, and has
recorded with the Russian National Orchestra.

William''s interpretive artistry has been enjoyed by audiences of
the San Francisco Opera Guild and the San Francisco Opera Center in
gala concerts, as well as of the Hampton Recital Foundation in
Schumann''s Dichterliebe and songs of Richard Strauss. Handel''s Messiah
performances such as the nationally acclaimed festival at Bethany
College in Kansas, which included Bach''s https://www.tradebit.comthew Passion, were
broadcast statewide. Oratorio credits include Verdi and Mozart''s
Requiems and Beethoven''s Missa Solemnis. William is the recipient of
several awards, including Finalist in the National Opera Association
competition and Merola Opera Program auditions, and Apprentice
Artist with the Santa Fe Opera. He recently sang the role of Don Jose
in Carmen with Stockton Opera and the Bear Valley Music Festival,
Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with Bay Shore Lyric Opera, and
Riccardo/Gustavo in San Francisco Lyric Opera''s production of Un
Ballo in Maschera.

William is also a skilled conductor and composer. He directs
music at St. Michael & All Angels Church in Concord, California,
serving as accompanist and choirmaster. His compositions include
numerous art songs for voice and piano as well as choral and church
service music numbers. Watch for the release of Brimfull, a collection of
his art songs on life, beauty and the spiritual quest.

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