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The contralto Phillida Bannister studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London and with Miette Muthesius. As a soloist in recital and oratorio she has performed in major festivals and venues throughout Britain and Europe. Her extensive repertoire encompasses works by British composers, German Lieder, French, Russian and Spanish songs and folk-songs, as well as first performances of several works by contemporary composers. Works with orchestra range from Vivaldi solo cantatas to Mahler songs, and rarities such as Arthur Bliss’s The Enchantress. Her operatic rôles include Erda and Flosshilde in Wagner’s Ring-cycle. Among her recordings of British composers are the Alan Bush cycle Life’s Span and, with Raphael Terroni, Swan Songs and other works by Robin Milford.

Role: Classical Artist 
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