Carolyn Watkinson (Contralto)
Born: 19th March 1949, Preston, England
The English mezzo-soprano Carolyn Watkinson is a well-known singer of baroque music. Her voice is alternately characterized as mezzo-soprano and contralto.
Watkinson was born in Preston and studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music and in The Hague. In 1978 she sang Rameau's Phèdre (Hippolyte et Aricie) at the English Bach Festival at London's Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. In 1979 she appeared as Monteverdi's Nero (L'incoronazione di Poppea) with De Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam.