MP3 Charlotte Daw Paulsen - Rest A While
Inspirational songs performed in the classical Art Song style: featuring Mezzo Soprano & Piano.
8 MP3 Songs in this album (24:21) !
Related styles: Spiritual: Inspirational, Classical: Art songs, Type: Vocal
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Charlotte Daw Paulsen, mezzo-soprano,
Possesses a voice described as unusually rich and complex. She received critical acclaim in the New York Times for her performance of Rossini’s ‘Petite Messe Solennelle’ “The real star, Charlotte Daw Paulsen, a mezzo-soprano with real contralto gravity and power in her lower register, in the Aguns Dei, her performance grew dramatic in the best sense and utterly gripping”
Her debut at Carnegie Hall was in the Mozart Requiem, under the direction of John Rutter. Known as a fine interpreter of Oratorio, she was hailed for her performance in Messiah recently performed in Lincoln Center and with Houston, Syracuse, and Harrisburg Symphonies as “an intense performer, with an unusual and distinctive voice, compelling and enormous in its lower register.”
Previously she performed the contralto role in Elijah with Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Missa Solemnis of Beethoven with Questra Sinfonica de Mineria, Beethoven’s 9th with Huntsville Symphony, Verdi’s Requiem with Eugene Symphony and Virginia Symphony, the Virginia Pilot said: “Paulsen carried the lower female part with strong tone and a more dire sense of the text. Her launching of the ‘Lacymosa’ quartet was a beautiful blend of voice and sorrowful expression”. National Philharmonic at Strathmore Hall, and Lancaster Symphony, engaged her for Mozart’s Requiem. She performed Bach’s St. Mathew Passion, and his B minor in Wilmington, at the Grand Opera House; Vivaldi’s Magnificat and Gloria at Carnegie Hall, and Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater in Count Basie Theater.
She is frequently invited to perform works of depth and emotional expression, such as the
New York premier of Et la vie l’emporte by Frank Martin with I Cantori; Women of Valor based on Proverbs 31 by Andrea Clearfield with Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra; the United States premieres of Stabat Mater, Gloria, & The Armed Man a Mass for Peace, by Karl Jenkins; Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony with Louisiana Philharmonic, “No one was more exposed than Paulsen, a mezzo-soprano whose voice blossomed from whispers to vaulting arcs of sound as she wrung every ounce of feeling from ‘Urlicht’ [Resurrection Symphony]“ Times-Picayune; Mussorgsky’s ‘Songs and Dances of Death’ and Mahler’s ‘Das Lied von der Erde’ with Xalapa Symphony Orchestra, mentioned in Cubarte “fascinating interpretation, and wonderful sound”.
Ms. Paulsen was chosen to sing the role of Der Trommler in Der Kaiser von Atlantis, as part of the 50th year memorial celebration for the victims of https://www.tradebit.com. She performed Carmen with Opera Delaware, Ft. Wayne Philharmonic, Ashlawn-Highland and Metro Lyric Opera under the direction of Maestro Anton Coppela. “Charlotte Paulsen, cast in the title role of Bizet’s Carmen is a winner on all counts. Her mezzo-soprano voice, still youthful but with several shades of duskiness, suits the role perfectly. She comports herself with feline grace and haughty self-absorption. She wears the costume alluringly.”
Richmond Times-Dispatch. Maddalena in Rigoletto with Piedmont, Fresno, Utah, and Toledo Operas She was heard as 3rd Lady in Die Zauberflöte and 2nd Maid in Electra with Baltimore Opera. She also sang 2nd Lady in Die Zauberflöte in Saarland, Germany in Roanoke Opera; she sang Dorabella in Così Fan Tutte, and elsewhere in Virginia with Virginia Opera as Edugie in Handel’s Rodelinda and Emilia in Otello, Hansel in Ashlawn-Highland, Fenena in Nabucco with West Norway Opera.
Ms. Paulsen performed with the Sarasota Opera, and sang the roles of Mary in Flying Dutchman, Rosina, and Siebel with Opera Music Theater International. Included among her repertoire of operatic roles are: Amneris in Aida; Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier; Charlotte in Werther; Kostelnicka in Jenufa; Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro; and Cenerentola.
She was heard in recital at Saint Paul’s Chapel, New York City; the Academy of Music, Philadelphia; St. Marks, Baltimore; France, Luxembourg, and Germany, where she recorded with Helmut Deutsch for Saarland Radio. Ms. Paulsen was awarded 1st place in the Liederkranz Foundation Awards, Wagnerian Voice division. She was selected in Paris for the Pavarotti competition. She represented the United States in Zurich, Switzerland, as part of the International Opera Studio. While performing with Zurich International Opera she worked under the batons’ of: Harnoncourt; Bartoletti; Inbal; and Von Dohanyi.
Mezzo Soprano Charlotte Paulsen born in Philadelphia holds degrees from: The Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins University: Temple University: and West Chester University, as well as honors from Salzburg Mozarteum, Zurich International Opera Studio, Tanglewood Festival, and Opera Music Theater International, under the direction of the late Jerome Hines. Currently she studies with Benita Valente.
During the 2010-2011-concert season she performs: Judas Maccabaeus with Berkshire Choral Festival; Jeptha with Sacred Music in a Sacred Space; Karl Jenkins Stabat Mater and Gloria with Distinguished Concerts International New York; Israel in Egypt with Musica Sacra; and Aida with Greater Bridgeport Symphony.