Born in Yorkshire on 21 August in 1933, Janet Baker has enjoyed a unique reputation as a mezzo-soprano. Her experience in all categories as a singer has been widespread and is now remembered especially through recordings. She first sang in the Leeds Philharmonic Choir, and gained second prize in the Kathleen Ferrier Competition in 1956.
A selection of M&V articles about Janet Baker
Ensemble. Style and Drama - Gluck's 'Alceste', heard by Robert Hugill
Ensemble. Profoundly Beautiful - William Christie's 'Dido and Aeneas' impresses Robert Hugill
Ensemble. A Rich Sound - Handel's 'Samson', enjoyed by Robert Hugill
Ensemble. Occasionally Stunning - Robert Hugill at English National Opera's 'The Coronation of Poppea'
CD Spotlight. Wondrously alive - Music by Elgar, reviewed by Robert Anderson. '... yet more immediacy than the original LPs ...'