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Dame Janet Baker
Dame Janet Baker Photo: EMI
Celebrating Dame Janet
1933 Born in Doncaster 

1956 Glyndebourne Chorus

1959 Eduige in Rodelinda for Handel Opera Society/Sadler's Wells

1962 Purcell's Dido/English Opera Group/Aldeburgh
1966 Hermia/AMSND/ROH debut
Purcell's Dido/Glyndebourne
Lucretia/English Opera Group
New York concert performances/small roles in Anna Bolena and Serse

1967 Dorabella/Scottish Opera/Anthony Besch

1968 Orfeo/San Francisco concert performance

1969 Dido/Scottish Opera
Stepped in as Dido at ROH for Josephine Veasey. Had to do it in English
Her big success with the role at ROH was when she returned and did it in French

1970 Jupiter-Diana in Cavalli's La Calisto/Glyndebourne/Hall/Leppard

1971 Octavian/Scottish Opera/Anthony Besch
Berlioz/Marguerite/Sadler's Wells
Kate in Owen Wingrave/BBC2

1972 Monteverdi/Penelope/Glyndebourne

1974 Vitellia in Clemenza di Tito/ROH

1975 Mary Stuart in Donizetti's opera/ENO/Coliseum

1976 Awarded DBE

1978 Idamante in Idomeneo/ROH

1979 Julius Caesar/ENO/Copley/Mackerras

1981 Alceste/ROH/Copley/Mackerras

1982 Mary Stuart/ENO/Copley/Mackerras
Retires from opera

Dame Janet Baker
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