Aivale Cole“Aivale Cole’s voice and presentation were warm and lovely, with beautiful nuances. Early on, breathing was a little noisy at times, but this was overcome. She produced an exemplary precision with words, and lots of expression, but neither detracted from the flow or the tone.”

– Middle C                                                                                                                                          

Tonight’s Music Alive is a recital from New Zealand soprano Aivale Cole and Sharolyn Kimmorley recorded in Wellington’s St Andrews on the Terrace. Included in the programme is Schumann’s Frauenliebe und-leben and songs by Tosti, Duparc and J Carter.

Winner of the 2009 Lexus Song Quest, the New Zealand soprano now lives in London.   She graduated from the Australian Opera Studio with Honours, and was awarded the Dux Prize 2005.  Previously she completed a Bachelor in Performance Art degree at The National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA) in Christchurch and a Diploma in Performance Art (Opera) at the University of Auckland.

Aivale Cole (sop), Sharolyn Kimmorley (pno)

SCHUMANN: Frauenliebe und -leben Op 42; DUPARC: L'Invitation au voyage; Chanson triste; TOSTI: Quattro canzoni d'Amaranta, Lasciami! Lascia ch'io respiri; L'alba separa dalla luce l'ombra; In van preghi; Che dici, o parola del saggio?; J CARTER: Cantata

Recorded in St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington by Radio New Zealand Concert