9 Jul 2017

Dame Janet Baker

From The Sunday Feature, 2:00 pm on 9 July 2017
Janet Baker

Janet Baker (1967) Photo: Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

 

Alan Platt introduces us to the least well-known aspect of Dame Janet Baker’s career: her roles in opera.

Baker’s decision to limit her operatic appearances to a selection of British venues meant that comparatively few people heard her perform this repertoire live - and while the opportunity to see her on stage is well and truly past, we can revisit recordings with someone who had season tickets.

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