Soprano and early music specialist Dame Emma Kirkby joins Netty for a cuppa, taking us back to her earliest career moments. From learning Latin to performing and teaching opera, she talks about the approaches to singing baroque music and has been an inspirational figure to many other sopranos.

As a renowned soprano of the 70s after Christopher Hogwood’s recording of The Messiah came out, Dame Emma Kirkby recalls experiences of her impactful recordings and notable performances. She shares insightful approaches to singing a range of repertoire in various venues with different acoustics and we discover her fascinating background prior to her career.

Tea with Netty is the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s podcast hosted by viola player Annette Isserlis (Netty). Over a cuppa (or something a little stronger…), Netty chats with a variety of conductors, players and other guests as she ‘spills the tea’ on the side of classical music you don’t normally hear.

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