Dorothy Dorow

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Dorothy Dorow (22 August 1930 - 15 April 2017) was an English operatic soprano.

She debuted in London in 1958. She has sung world-premieres of works by such composers as György Ligeti, Hans Werner Henze, Luigi Dallapiccola, Sylvano Bussotti and Luigi Nono. She is also noted for her performances of the vocal works of Igor Stravinsky.[1][2][3][4] Dorow performed internationally including at the Kraków Philharmonic.[5] After several years of living abroad (including the Netherlands) she retired in 1992 to Duloe in Cornwall.[6]


  • 1972 Fartein Valen: Symphonic Poems & Orchestral Songs, Simax
  • 1975 Dorothy Dorow & Friends: Bell, Musgrave, Maros, Werle, Nørgård, Bäck, Caprice Records (CAP 1059)
  • 1977 Dorothy Dorow & More Friends: Dallapiccola, Tavener, Bedford, Lidholm, Denisov, Naumann, Caprice Records (CAP 1112)
  • 1988 Franco Donatoni: Spiri; Fili; De Près; etc., EtCetera Records
  • 1988 Schoenberg: Cabaret Songs; Berg: Lieder; Webern: Seven Early Songs, EtCetera Records
  • 1989 Contemporary Music for Soprano and Cello, Simax
  • 1995 Dorothy Dorow, Gunilla von Bahr, Lucia Negro, BIS
  • Anton Webern: The Complete Vocal Chamber Works Anton Webern, Koch Schwann


  1. ^ Dave Lewis. "Dorothy Dorow biography and discography". All Music. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Dorothy Dorow" (Albums). The Ultimate Classical Music Destination. Classical Archives. Retrieved February 9, 2013.
  3. ^ "Dorothy Dorow. Profile: Albums". Discogs. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Dorothy Dorow bio with photograph". CBS Interactive Music Group Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  5. ^ "History of Kraków Philharmonic" (in Polish). Filharmonia Krakowska (Kraków Philharmonic). 2010. Retrieved 2 June 2011.
  6. ^ Obituary, The Telegraph, 7 May 2017.