Dame Felicity Lott
The English soprano Dame Felicity Lott, universally known as "Flott" was born in Cheltenham on May 8th 1947.
Dame Felicity's special love belongs to the song repertoire. She enchants with songs of Strauss, Schubert, Schumann and Brahms as well as with the masters of french Mélodies. As might be expected, she is also very fond of English songs, particularly those of Benjamin Britten.
Felicity Lott was awarded the title Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government. She was made a CBE in the 1990 New Year Honours and in 1996 was created a Dame Commander of the British Empire.