Josephine Barstow

Josephine Barstow graduated with an honours degree in English Literature from Birmingham University. Having won a scholarship, she later studied at The London Opera Centre for a year.

For the National: Follies

Core repertoire includes operas by Verdi, Puccini, Richard Strauss, Wagner and Janacek

Gloriana – a film, Owen Wingrave

Recordings include: Ballo in Maschera, Gloriana, Albert Herring, Kiss Me Kate, Oliver, Street Scene, Wozzeck, Jenufa, The Carmelites

In 1985 Josephine Barstow was awarded a CBE and the International Directors’ Fidelio Award. In 1995 she was made a DBE.

(Published July 2017)