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date: 17 October 2019

Garrett, Lesleylocked

  • Alan Blyth

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(b Doncaster, April 10, 1955). English soprano. She studied at the RAM from 1977 to 1979 and while there made her mark as a spirited Lazuli in Chabrier’s L’étoile (1979); the same year she won the Kathleen Ferrier Prize, and entered the National Opera Studio. After appearances in small roles at Batignano, she made her official stage début as Dorinda (Handel’s Orlando) in 1980 at the Wexford Festival, singing Mozart’s Zaide there the following year. In 1981 she sang Carolina (Il matrimonio segreto) at the Buxton Festival and in 1982 Susanna at Opera North. After singing Despina for Glyndebourne Touring Opera, she joined the ENO in 1984 where, among other roles, she has sung Bella (The Midsummer Marriage, 1985), Atalanta (Serse, 1985), Zerlina (1985), Yum-Yum (1986), Offenbach’s Eurydice (1988), Oscar (Un ballo in maschera...

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