James Bowman

(b. 1941)

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(b Oxford, 1941).

Eng. countertenor. Début London 1967 as Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream, a role he made his own. His perf. led Britten to comp. the Voice of Apollo in Death in Venice for him (Aldeburgh 1973). CG début 1972. Has sung with EOG, Early Music Consort, Glyndebourne, ENO, Scottish Opera, etc. and many of the castrato roles in Handel operas. CBE 1997.

Subjects: Opera.

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