(performer: "Nacht Und Traume, D.827" - as Dame Janet Baker)
Coffee and Cigarettes
(performer: "Ich Bin der Welt Abhanden Gekommen (I Have Lost Track of the World)")
(performer: "WHEN I AM LAID IN EARTH" da DIDO & AENEAS)
(performer: "Soave sia il vento from Cosi Fan Tutte")
Dame Janet Baker
Did You Know?
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 ...