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Lesley Garratt CBE

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Lesley Garrett, CBE, is one of Britain’s most popular sopranos, regularly appearing in both opera and in concert, on television and CD; she has won both critical acclaim and the affection of many fans and music lovers.

She successfully launched her singing career after winning the 1979 Kathleen Ferrier Prize. For many years, she was Principal Soprano at English National Opera, winning rave reviews for her performances in productions of The Marriage of Figaro, Cosi Fan Tutti and Die Fledermaus amongst others.

She has performed in most opera houses around the world and in 2002, was awarded the CBE for services to music.

Alongside her full performing schedule and maintaining her position as one of the UK's most successful female recording artists, Lesley presents The Opera Show every Saturday evening on Classic FM and took up ballroom dancing for the BBC series 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

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