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Siân Màiri Cameron - SPM001

Siân Màiri Cameron is a graduate of Dennis O’Neill’s highly acclaimed Wales International Academy of Voice where her studies were supported by the Fidelio Trust and the Drapers Charitable Fund. A music graduate of Bristol University, Siân was awarded a HRH Prince of Wales Award from the Arts Council of Wales to further her vocal training at the Royal Academy of Music with Anne Howells and Audrey Hyland. At the Academy Siân was a recipient of the John Lewis Award and the Warne Award. She is also a Britten-Pears scholar, having studied English Song with Sir Thomas Allen at the Aldeburgh Festival.
Operatic roles include Animal roles in The Merman King for Welsh National Opera; Olympia in workshops for The Sandman; Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito at the Teatro Manoel; Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte for Dubrovnik Summer Opera; Zweite Dame for La Fabrique Opera, Val de Loire; Cherubino for PopUp/Kilden Theatre, Kristiansand, Norway; Guilio Cesare at the Bloomsbury  Festival, opposite Ailish Tynan as Cleopatra; Suzuki at Rhosygilwen; Carmen for Riverside Opera; Tisbe in La Cenerentola and Zerlina in Don Giovanni (OperaUpClose) and Head First Productions, Carry-Ann in The Imposter (Live Music Now Ireland); Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte (Hampstead Garden Opera); the title role in Mignon by Thomas; Hermia in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Dido (Dido and Aeneas); and Woodpecker (The Cunning Little Vixen).
Siân was the soloist with the Estonian ensemble Resonabilis at the Vale of Glamorgan Festival in 2010 with further performances in Tallinn and Helsinki. In 2012 she was a semi-finalist in the International Baroque Opera Competition in Innsbruck. She was also a soloist in an Opera Gala at the Wales Millennium Centre alongside Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Dennis O’Neill. Siân was an artist on the Live Music Now scheme for six years and is a vocal animateur for Welsh National Opera’s Youth and Community department.



A Journey in Exile: The Lieder of Julius Burger - SPM001Julius Burger was a gifted Viennese musician, conductor, repetiteur, and composer poised to make his mark on early 20th Century music, that is, until the rise of antisemitism and the Nazi party forever altered his life and took him on a journey in exile, across continents and cultures, and would come to reflect the very themes of Romanticism which he cherished. Burger’s varied career took him from Berlin Radio and the Kroll Opera house to the burgeoning BBC and later working with Columbia Records as well as a long tenure at the Metropolitan Opera where he coached some of the greatest voices of the 20th Century. But it wouldn’t be until he was in his 90s that he would finally fulfil a lifelong dream of hearing his own compositions performed.

This album represents the first ever recordings of Julius Burger’s lieder, spanning from 1915 to his final piece in 1988. These lieder show a master of his craft and a legacy from a world which was thought to have been lost. A life in exile is a heavy burden to bear and, where many lose their artistic purpose, Burger persevered. According to those who knew him, Julius Burger considered his works to be his children, having no offspring of his own. It is our hope that with this album, his children will finally step off the faded manuscript pages and into the world.    
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