Janet Baker In Her Own Words
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Dame Janet Baker, arguably Britain’s greatest-ever singer, she has an enormous fan club, even thirty years after her retirement, because she set standards as a singing actress that have never been surpassed, and because her voice is unique and instantly recognisable. So direct was her communication that people felt she was singing every note personally for them. There hasn’t been a documentary about her since she retired from the stage, because she has always been a very private person. But now, in her mid 80s, she has given a frank, soul-baring interview about her life and career.