P451 Teletext 459 Oct30 21:04:15  OPERA   PROFILE  ——————————————  ————————————  THE FIRST LADY OF OPERA: Part 2 "Having children has caused a creative explosion in my career. I signed my first record deal when I met my husband and it's been: have a baby, then make a record," says English National Opera's Lesley Garrett. "Suddenly, singing is not the most important thing. But that's made my performances better because I'm thinking about the children." Her debut TV series, Lesley Garrett Tonight, starts on BBC2 on Nov 14. ——————————————————————————————————2/5—— Tomorrow: Lesley's private life 451 FULL GUIDE TO NATIONAL EVENTS p441 Review West End A-G H-N O-Z
P451 Teletext 459 Oct30 21:00:35  OPERA   PROFILE  ——————————————  ————————————  THE FIRST LADY OF OPERA: Part 2 Soprano Lesley Garrett can afford to dress perfectly. She wears designer labels and David Emmanuel is a friend. "I don't dress to please men, I dress to please myself. I like dressing sexy," says the singer who is wearing a long red velvet coat with black bustier underneath. She looks stunning although how she appears after a day spent with her children, aged four and five, is another matter. ——————————————————————————————————3/5—— Tomorrow: Lesley's private life 451 FULL GUIDE TO NATIONAL EVENTS p441 Review West End A-G H-N O-Z
P451 Teletext 459 Oct30 21:01:12  OPERA   PROFILE  ——————————————  ————————————  THE FIRST LADY OF OPERA: Part 2 For a woman who lbkes a fine living from making loud music, Lesley is not a friend of background muzak. She belongs to the Pipe Down pressure group. "We have a newsletter and are issued with cards saying: 'To the manager - I've left your restaurant because the background music was obtrusive. I won't be returning.' "We leave them on the table. I've left so many cards that I've run out now," she says. ——————————————————————————————————4/5—— Tomorrow: Lesley's private life 451 FULL GUIDE TO NATIONAL EVENTS p441 Review West End A-G H-N O-Z
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P451 Teletext 459 Oct30 21:01:01  OPERA   PROFILE  ——————————————  ————————————  THE FIRST LADY OF OPERA: Part 2 Her punishing schedule is taking its toll on soprano Lesley Garrett. She doesn't look tired or depressed — far from it. But she can't relax — ever. The 43-year-old mother of two told Teletext: "I've been up at 5am the last three mornings and I get about four hours a night. But I run everywhere. I get twitchy and it's a problem. "I don't relax. I can't sit still. It's impossible to sit still and do nothing." ——————————————————————————————————1/5—— Tomorrow: Lesley's private life 451 FULL GUIDE TO NATIONAL EVENTS p441 Review West End A-G H-N O-Z