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One of the most popular performers in contemporary British opera, soprano Lesley Garrett} was born in Yorkshire, England on April 10, 1955; after attending her first opera at age 15, she dedicated her life to singing, and was later awarded a scholarship to London's Royal Academy of Music. In 1979 she won top prize at the Kathleen Ferrier Competition, and following her first major performance as Dorinda in Handel's Orlando} she earned roles with Opera North} and the English National Opera}; although Garrett's} career was temporarily derailed by illness, she returned to the stage in 1983, and a year later was named the ENO's} principal soprano. Her major roles included Atalanta in Handel's} Xerxes}, Yum-Yum in Gilbert and Sullivan's} The Mikado}, Papagana in Mozart's} Magic Flute}, Esmerelda in Smetana's} The Bartered Bride} and Vivette in La Belle Vivette}. additionally, Garrett} recorded a series of LPs, including 1992's Diva! A Soprano at the Movies}, 1994's Simple Gifts}, 1996's Soprano in Hollywood} and 1998's A Soprano Inspired}. ~ Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide

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