Mary Carewe is one of the most accomplished and versatile concert and recording artists in the UK. She is as comfortable performing musical theatre, film music and cabaret songs as she is contemporary music and her ability to interpret the wishes of a composer whilst adding her own unique stamp also makes her highly sought after in the studio recording for film, television and radio.
As a recitalist Mary Carewe has appeared at such prestigious venues and festivals as the Théâtre du Châtelet and Maison de Radio-France in Paris, Festival de l’Ile de France, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Aldeburgh and Cheltenham Festivals, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, Opera Butxaca in Barcelona, Berlin Philharmonie and King’s Place, London with the London Sinfonietta.
On stage Mary Carewe has appeared as Mrs Noye in Britten’s Noye’s Fludde at the Loch Shiel Spring Festival, as Anna 1 in Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins in Bilbao and Cuenca, Spain and in theatrical revues of Sondheim, Cole Porter and Rodgers and Hart at London’s Cadogan Hall. At the 2010 Musikfest Stuttgart Mary Carewe presented Das Lied der Nacht, performing Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and songs by Kurt Weill with the Sheridan Ensemble. Earlier this year, she performed Cabaret songs in a series of nOSTalgie programmes with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.
Mary Carewe is involved in educational projects and has presented cabaret songs to hundreds of young audiences in the UK with the ensemble VIVA, with whom she has also given performances nationwide of her Viva la Diva programme: a mixture of cabaret and jazz songs arranged for voice and seven piece ensemble. She is a highly respected teacher giving workshops and masterclasses at UK universities as well as at the Opera Studio of Casa da Música in Porto.
Recording credits include Life Story by and with Thomas Adès for EMI, Britten on Film with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Peter Maxwell Davies’ Resurrection for Collins Classics, The Truth about Love CD for ASV, Give me a smile for Threefold Records with the BBC Concert Orchestra, Best of Broadway for Warner Classics as well as a collection of West End, Broadway and film music repertoire for Chandos and Silva Screen and numerous CDs with both the BBC Concert and the Royal Philharmonic orchestras. Her most recent recording was ABBAphonic, recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and released in May 2011. Spring 2012 will see the release of Serious Cabaret with pianist Philip Mayers for Orchid Classics.