Josephine Clare BARSTOW

Biography

Gender Female
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Birthdate 1940-09-27
Education Univ of Birmingham (BA), London Opera Centre
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Recreations breeding Arabian horses (stud farm in Devon)
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Style Dame Josephine Barstow, DBE
Career soprano; debut with Opera for All 1964, studied at London Opera Centre 1965-66, Opera for All 1966, Glyndebourne Chorus 1967; contract principal: Sadler's Wells 1967-68, WNO 1968-70; freelance 1971-; US debut as Lady Macbeth in Miami 1977; has appeared with ENO, SNO, WNO, Glyndebourne, Opera North; has appeared at numerous international venues incl: Covent Garden, Vienna Staatsoper, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Bayreuth Festival, Salzburg, Munich, Zurich, Toulouse, San Francisco, Met Opera NY, Houston, Chicago, Adelaide, Bolshoi Moscow, Riga and Tbilisi; Hon DMus: Univ of Birmingham, Kingston Univ 1999, Sheffield Hallam Univ 1999, Univ of Hull 2000, Univ of Leeds 2006; >ir< with WNO incl: Violetta in La Traviata, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan Tutte, Amelia in Simon Boccanegra, Elisabeth de Valois in Don Carlos 1973, Jenufa 1975, Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes 1978 and 1983, Tatyana in Eugene Onegin 1980, title role in Tosca 1985, Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera 1986; at Covent Garden incl: Alice Ford in Falstaff 1975, title role in Salome 1982, Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana 1982, Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes 1988, Attila 1990, Fidelio 1993; with Glyndebourne Festival Opera incl: Lady Macbeth in Macbeth (for TV) 1972, Elektra in Idomeneo 1974, Leonore in Fidelio 1981; with ENO incl: various in The Tales of Hoffman, Emilia Marty in The Makropulos Case, Natasha in War and Peace, Violetta in La Traviata, Octavian and The Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier 1975 and 1984, title role in Salome 1975, Elisabeth in Don Carlos 1976 and 1986, Tosca 1976 and 1987, Leonora in La Forza del Destino 1978 and 1992, title role in Aida 1979, Leonore in Fidelio 1980, Senta in Der Fliegende Holländer 1982, Mimi in La Boheme 1982, Sieglinde in Die Walküre 1983, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni 1986, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk 1987 and 1991; appearances in world première performances incl: Denise in Tippett's The Knot Garden 1970, Marguerite in Crosse's The Story of Vasco 1974, Gayle in Tippett's The Ice Break 1977, Benigna in Penderecki's Die Schwarze Maske (Salzburg) 1986; other performances incl: Gudrun in Götterdämmerung (Bayreuth) 1983, title role in Katya Kabanova, Elizabeth I in Britten's Gloriana (Opera North Leeds and Covent Garden) 1994, Kostelnicka in Jenufa (Opera North) 1995, Medea and Marie in Wozzeck (Opera North) 1996, Aida (Opera North) 1997, Mother Marie in Carmelites (ENO) 1999, Kostelnicka (Antwerp) 1999, Alice (Opera North) 2000, Kabanicha (Amsterdam and ROH) 2000, Countess in Queen of Spades (ROH) 2001, Lady Billows (Opera North) 2002; >ir< Owen Wingrave 2001, Gloriana: A Film
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