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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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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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