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Janet Baker

Janet Baker was born on August 21, 1933 in York, England. She is an actress, known for Happiness (1998), Coffee and Cigarettes (2003) and Byzantium (2012). See full bio »
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 1984 Julius Caesar (TV Movie)
Julius Caesar
 1982 Mary Stuart (TV Movie)
Mary Stuart
 1982 Orfeo ed Euridice (TV Movie)
 1965 Music on 2 (TV Series)
- Dido and Aeneas (1965) ... Dido
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 2012 Byzantium (performer: "Nacht Und Traume, D.827" - as Dame Janet Baker)
 2003 Coffee and Cigarettes (performer: "Ich Bin der Welt Abhanden Gekommen (I Have Lost Track of the World)")
 2003 Perduto amor (performer: "WHEN I AM LAID IN EARTH" da DIDO & AENEAS)
 1998 Happiness (performer: "Soave sia il vento from Cosi Fan Tutte")
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 1993 The Dwelling (Video) (production assistant)
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 1985 Bernstein on Mahler (TV Movie documentary)
 1982 The Much Loved Music Show (TV Series)
Herself - Performer
- Christmas Special (1982) ... Herself - Performer
 1982 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
 1979 Benjamin Britten: A Time There Was... (TV Movie documentary)
 1973-1979 Stars on Sunday (TV Series)
- Final Edition (1979) ... Herself
 1976 Aquarius (TV Series)
- Dame Janet (1976) ... Herself (as Dame Janet Baker)
 1974 Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor (Resurrection) (TV Movie)
Herself (mezzo-soprano)
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 1993 Retour au baroque (TV Series documentary)
Julius Caesar
 1991 Dame Kiri Te Kanawa: My World of Opera (TV Movie documentary)

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Dame Janet Baker

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For me, Schubert contains the world.


Famous for singing roles origionally done by Castrati. Castrati were male singers who were castrated before puberty so that their voices wouldn't change. The Castrati sound combined the purity of a boy's voice, with the lung power and control of a full-grown male voice. Because this practice has been outlawed, today only women can sing in the range of a castrato role. Baker specialized in this ... See more »

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