Dame Felicity Lott
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According to her agent, Dame Felicty Lott is giving her last concert as a soloist tomorrow, November 15, at Wigmore Hall in London. Star of the world’s great opera stages, her triumphs include the Marschallin  in New York, Tokyo and Vienna with Carlos Kleiber;  Arabella in Glyndebourne, Dresden, Vienna and at La Scala with Sawallisch;   productions of Intermezzo were mounted for her in Glyndebourne and Munich;  a great Countess Madeleine in Capriccio, she dazzled in this role in New York, Munich and Glyndebourne. At Covent Garden she has sung the Marschallin with Andrew Davis, Tate, Haitink and Mackerras.   And in Paris, at the Opera Bastille, Opera Comique,  Chatelet and Palais Garnier she sang Cleopatra, Fiordiligi, Countess Madeleine, the Marschallin and the title roles in La Belle Helene and La Grande Duchesse de Gerolstein.

She has given recitals at the Salzburg, Munich, Prague, Bergen, Aldeburgh and Edinburgh Festivals, at both the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, and in Paris at the Salle Gaveau, Musée d’Orsay, Opéra Comique, Châtelet and Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. She was a founder member of The Songmakers’ Almanac. In 2005 she celebrated the 30th anniversary of her debut at Wigmore Hall. In 2010, she received the Wigmore Hall Medal marking her exceptional contribution to the hall.

The landmarks in Lott’s extraordinary career are truly staggering:  over twenty five magical years at the Glyndebourne Festival she sang nearly two hundred performances, at Covent Garden over thirty years she sang a huge repertoire in nearly eighty performances.

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