"Brilliant" Robert Hugill
Carol Rowlands as Babulenka
The Gambler, Grange Park, 2007

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Frieze of pictures showing Carol Rowlands, mezzo soprano in various roles

Hear Carol at work

See Carol in Turn of the Screw

 

Carol as Mrs Grose in Britten's Turn of the Screw 

The camera was quite distant in the video above, which is rather dark, esepcially at the start. To get a better view, start the video playing, then click the "full screen" icon in the player control bar (the right-hand icon). The result won't be very clear, but it might give you more of a feel for the performance.

In performance
  • Turn of the Screw, extract from act 1 (183Kb MP3 file)
    In the role of Mrs Grose, in a live recording
    (Note that this extract starts very quietly)

 

 

 

 

With accompanist (audio files)
  • Hansel and Gretel, Humperdinck (1265Kb MP3 file)
    In the role of the Mother (piano – Helen Crayford)
  • Marriage of Figaro, Mozart (1163Kb MP3 file)
    In the role of Marcellina (piano – Helen Crayford)
  • Dream of Gerontius, Elgar (1953Kb MP3 file)
    In the role of the Angel (piano – Helen Crayford)

 

In cabaret (audio files)
  • Piano Song, (522Kb MP3 file)
    Music and words by Richard Perrett
  • Sophisticated Lady, (1.119Kb MP3 file)
    Music: Duke Ellington; words: Mitchell Parish/Irving Mills
  • Shadow of Your Smile, (961KbKb MP3 file)
    Music: Johnny Mandel; words: Paul Francis Webster
  • Miss Otis, (888Kb MP3 file)
    Music and words by Cole Porter
  • Just you wait, (1.119Kb MP3 file)
    Music: Frederick Loewe; words: Alan Jay Lerner
  • What'll I Do?, (1235Kb MP3 file)
    Music and words by Irving Berlin

With jazz ensemble featuring Stephen Adam (piano and cello) and Lio Moscardini (bass)

 

Now playing: Hansel and Gretel