Biography of McGreevy Geraldine:
Geraldine McGreevy is the 1996 Kathleen Ferrier award winner and was appointed Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 1997.
On the Hyperion label she has recorded (with Graham Johnson) Schubert, Schumann, Fauré, Chausson and a solo Hugo Wolf recital, songs by Armstrong Gibbs (with Roger Vignoles), songs by Arthur Bliss (with the Nash Ensemble) and music by John Blow (with Red Byrd and the Parley of Instruments). Other recordings include Byrd Consort Songs with Phantasm and, for Veritas, Handel’s Arminio and Vivaldi’s Giustino with Il Complesso Barocco and Alan Curtis. In recital she has appeared at the Wigmore Hall, St. John’s Smith Square and the KlavierFest Ruhr with Graham Johnson and at the Edinburgh Festival with Julius Drake. For Welsh National Opera she has sung First Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Miss Jessel (The Turn of the Screw), Micaela (Carmen), Countess (Le nozze di Figaro), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus) and Vitellia (La clemenza di Tito). She has sung Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte) for Opera Zuid and both Female Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia) and Vitellia (La clemenza di Tito) at the Edinburgh Festival. She made her début at the 2001 Aix-en-Provence Festival as Alice Ford (Falstaff) also seen at the Theatre des Champs Elysees, and with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in Parsifal under Sir Simon Rattle. Some more recent débuts were at the Frankfurt Opera as Ellen Orford, at the Monnaie, Brussels (Ghita in Zemlinsky’s Der Zwerg) and at the Komische Oper, Berlin as Alcina, where she returned to sing the Infanta (Der Zwerg), Marie (Wozzeck) and in 2006 her first Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier). She has sung Freia (Das Rheingold) with Sir Simon Rattle at the BBC Proms, Gerhilde (Die Walküre) for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Chrysothemis (Elektra) with Edo De Waart and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.