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Beverly Sills, 1929-2007 July 3, 2007

Posted by Jeff in Beverly Sills, In memoriam, Opera, Theater.
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Beverly Sills cover of <i>Time</i> Magazine, November 22, 1971

My dad never believed it.

It didn’t matter how many times we argued the point, how many books and magazine articles I showed him about her. He could never accept that an opera singer as good as Beverly Sills had never been trained in Europe.


Opera of the week: La Fille du Regiment June 15, 2007

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Through the auspices of La Cieca at Parterre Box, we hear Beverly Sills‘s debut performance of the title role of Marie in Donizetti’s comic opera la Fille du Regiment, recorded February 13, 1970 at the American Opera Society in New York.


Beverly Sills’ début as Brünhilde March 1, 2007

Posted by Jeff in Beverly Sills, Giuseppe Verdi, Italian, Opera, Theater, Vaudeville.
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From November 8, 1979. Well, really, name one other world-class soprano who could have pulled this off!

Extra credit to whomever figured out that “Sempre libera” sounds just like “God Bless America,” especially when sung by pigs.