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Initially Felicity Lott studied French and Latin, and worked for one year as a teacher in Voiron near Grenoble. She received voice training from Flora Nielsen (1969-73) anddebuted in 1973 at the Unicorn Opera as Seleuce in Händel's Tolomeo, and subsequently sang at the London Festival and Kent Opera. In 1975 she appeared as Pamina at the English National Opera in London. In 1976 she took part in the world premiere of H.W. Henze's We Come to the River at Covent Garden, and there also sang Blanche in Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites at Covent Garden. Her name became well-known through appearances at the Glyndebourne Festival. There, she sang Anne Trulove in Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress from 1977-1978, Pamina in 1978, Octavian in 1980, Christine in Intermezzo in 1983, and Arabella in 1985. In 1987 and 1990 she sang the Countess in Capriccio, a role she repeated in 1987 at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Iin 1984. she was heard as the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro in Chicago. In 1983, Théâtre de la Monnaie saw her Louise then Mozart's Countess (1984), the Marschallin (1986) at the opening of the newly renovated opera house. On July 23, 1986 she sang the Mozart motet Laudate Dominum at the wedding of Prince Andrew at Westminster Abbey. In 1988 and 1991-92 she sang Christine in Munich and the Marschallin in Cologne. In 1991 she appeared at the Staatsoper Hamburg again as Figaro Countess, repeated in Chicago, and in 1992 at the Salzburg Festival. In 1990 she sang Eva at Covent Garden. In 1992 at La Scala she presented Arabella, then repeated Arabella and added the Marschallin in 1992 at the Staatsoper Dresden, at the Staatsoper Vienna in 1993, at the San Francisco Opera, and the Marschallin at the Châtelet in Paris, and the Countess in Capriccio in Vienna. In 1995 in Dresden she sang the Marschallin and Strauss' Countess, and in 1996, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni at Covent Garden. She is married to the English actor Gabriel Woolf. As one of the most influential English singers of her generation, on stage as well as in the concert hall (oratorios, religious music, lieder) and having appeared with great success in an extensive repertory, she was elevated to a Dame of the British Empire. Recordings: RCA-Erato, DGG (Rosenkavalier), HMV, Chandos, Collins (The Turn of the Screw), Harmonia Mundi, ASV, EMI (Le Nozze di Figaro, Die Lustige Witwe), Telarc (Don Giovanni), SL Longman-Video (Die Zauberflöte), Castle-Video (The Rake's Progress).




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