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Janet Baker
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Sex:F
Age:76
Birth Date:August 21, 1933
Astrology Sign:Leo
Chinese Sign:Rooster - Yang
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Occupation:Classical/Opera singer

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JANET BAKER
Janet Baker

Biography:Janet Baker Dame Janet Baker CH DBE (born August 21, 1933) is an English mezzo-soprano best known as an opera, concert, and lieder singer.

She was particularly closely associated with baroque and early Italian opera and the works of Benjamin Britten. During her career, which spanned from the 1950s to the 1980s, she was considered an outstanding singing actress and widely admired for her dramatic intensity, perhaps best represented in her famous portrayal as Dido, the tragic heroine of Berlioz's magnum opus Les Troyens. As a concert performer, Baker was noted for her interpretations of Mahler and Elgar.

Baker was born in Hatfield, South Yorkshire. In 1956, she made her stage debut with the Oxford University Opera Club as Miss Róza in The Secret. That year, she also made her debut at Glyndebourne. In 1959, she sang Eduige in the Handel Opera Society's Rodelinda; other Handel roles included Ariodante (1964) and Orlando (1966), which she sang at the Barber Institute, Birmingham.

With the English Opera Group at Aldeburgh, Baker sang Purcell's Dido and Aeneas in 1962, Polly (Britten's version of The Beggar's Opera) and Lucretia. At Glyndebourne she appeared again as Dido (1966) and as Diana/Jupiter (Calisto) and Penelope (Il ritorno d'Ulisse). For Scottish Opera she sang Dorabella, Dido, Octavian, the Composer and Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice.

In 1966, Baker made her debut as Hermia at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and went on to sing Berlioz's Dido, Kate in Owen Wingrave, Mozart's Vitellia and Idamantes, Walton's Cressida and Gluck's Alceste (1981) there. For the English National Opera, she sang Poppaea, Donizetti's Mary Stuart, Charlotte (Werther) and the title role of Handel's Giulio Cesare.

In 1982 Baker retired from opera, after singing Mary Stuart at the ENO and Gluck's Orpheus at Glyndebourne. She published a memoir, Full Circle, in 1982. In 1991, Baker was elected Chancellor of the University of York. She held the post until 2004, when she was succeeded by Greg Dyke.

Baker was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 1976 and a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour in 1994.


Chinese Horoscope for Janet Baker
Includes characteristics and Vices
Janet Baker's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 26, 1933 - February 13, 1934
Birthday: August 21, 1933

The Rooster is a Yang,
and is the Tenth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Characteristics:    
Resilience
Enthusiasm
Candor
Conservatism
Chic
Humor
Vices:
Cockiness
Boastfulness
Blind Faith
Pedantry
Bossiness
Dissipation


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Janet Baker's Personality Tarot Card The Hermit - Personality Card

Birthday: August 21, 1933

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Janet Baker's Growth Tarot Card The Emperor

Birthday: August 21, 2009

Material success, stability, authority and ambition.

 

 

 

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