We have received news of the death of Barbara Robotham who, over 30 years, produced a string of fine singers at the Royal Northern College of Music. Among her stellar successes are Jane Irwin and Amanda Roocroft.
A pupil of Elsie Thorston she won awards for an EMI recording of Walton’s Gloria and spent her whole life in the north of England.
I met her once while making a BBC documentary and she could not have been warmer or more down to earth. A lovely lady.