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Ian Bostridge

(b. 1964)


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(b London, 1964).

Eng. tenor. Studied philosophy at Cambridge Univ. and history at Oxford Univ. (doctorate 1990) before taking up music full‐time in 1995. Début London 1993. Wigmore Hall début 1993; Purcell Room 1994 (Winterreise); Aldeburgh Fest. 1994. Opera début CG Fest. (Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream) and Edinburgh Fest. 1994 (Lysander, with Australian Opera). ENO 1996 (Tamino); CG 1997 (Quint in The Turn of the Screw). Created Caliban in Adès's The Tempest (CG 2004). Carnegie Hall début 2000 (Britten's War Requiem). Salzburg Fest. 2002 (recital). Has written book about witchcraft. CBE 2004.

Subjects: Opera.


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