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Lesley Garrett - Music career, Radio, Television, Trivia

soprano national appeared opera

Soprano, born in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England, UK. She studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the National Opera Studio, winning the Kathleen Ferrier Memorial Competition in 1979. In 1984 she joined the English National Opera as principal soprano and has won wide acclaim for her portrayals of both comic and serious roles, making her US debut tour in 1995. Her television work includes two series of Lesley Garrett Tonight (BBC 1998, 2000), and among her albums are Soprano in Red (1995), A Soprano Inspired (1997), I Will Wait for You (2000), and So Deep is the Night (2003). In 2006 she appeared in Andrew Lloyd Webber's revival of The Sound of Music at the London Palladium. An autobiography, Notes From a Small Soprano, appeared in 2000.

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