Just in: Dame Granite wins a Gramomain
Delighted to see on Guy Damann’s tweets that Dame Janet Baker has received a lifetime award from Gramophone magazine.
During the Lebrecht Interview this summer, she broke into a huge grin when I mentioned her nickname – ‘Dame Granite’ – and cheerfully acknowledged that she thought it her duty to come into work on the first day of rehearsal knowing not just her own part but everyone else’s by heart. She was the rock on which the opera world could always depend.
I am so thrilled that her lifetime record has been so warmly recognised.
You can listen to the interview here.