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Barstow, (Dame) Josephine (Clare)

Barstow, (Dame) Josephine (Clare) (b Sheffield, 1940). Eng. soprano. Début Opera for All, 1964. ENO (SW) début 1967; CG début 1969; NY Met début 1977. Created Denise in The Knot Garden (CG 1970) and Gayle in The Ice Break (CG 1977), Young Woman in We Come to the River (CG 1976), and Benigna in Penderecki's Die schwarze Maske (Salzburg, 1986, her début). Fine Salome, Jenůfa, Katerina Ismailova, etc. Sang Gutrune in Ring, Bayreuth 1983. Outstanding as title-role in Gloriana, Opera North (Leeds 1993 and CG 1994). CBE 1985. DBE 1995.

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