JANET BAKER: Orfeo Ed Euridice (on DVD+CD), Mary Stuart, Bonus documentary: Janet Baker - Full Circle
One of the greatest singing-actresses of our age, British mezzo-soprano Dame Janet Baker chose to retire from the operatic stage in 1982, taking her farewell from the London stage in the title role of Donizetti's Mary Stuart, and making her final role that of Orfeo in Sir Peter Hall's acclaimed production of Orfeo ed Euridice at Glyndebourne. This set comprises both these operas on DVD, along with a studio recording of Orfeo Ed Euridice as a 2CD-set, and on DVD, a documentary, Full Circle, which follows Dame Janet during her last year in opera.
"The most acclaimed English singer of the decade" NEW YORK TIMES
GRAMOPHONE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2011