(born 1964) – widely regarded as one of the most outstanding interpreters of songs in our time. He has made many award-winning recordings of opera and chamber music and regularly performs recitals throughout Europe, North America and the Far East, enjoying critical acclaim. He studied modern history at Oxford University, where he received his doctorate in 1990. In 1997, his book Witchcraft and Its Transformations c.1650-c 1750 was published, and in 2011, A Singer’s Notebook . He teaches music at Oxford University, regularly writes for The Guardian and The Times Literary Supplement. He is married to writer and literary critic Lucasta Miller. They have two children and live in London.