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James Bowman

James Bowman


An inspiration and mentor to an entire generation of countertenors, James Bowman was born in Oxford in 1941 and began his musical life as a chorister at Ely Cathedral before studying at New College Oxford (he maintained close links with the choir there throughout his career and was made an Honorary Fellow in 1998). His solo career began to take off whilst he was student: he made his London debut in 1967, and later that year began working with the Early Music Consort of London as well as auditioning for Benjamin Britten (the beginning of a long association which would see Bowman become the definitive Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and create the role of Apollo in Death in Venice).

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