Skip to comments.Shirley Verrett, Opera Singer of Power and Grace, Is Dead at 79
Posted on 11/06/2010 10:08:54 AM PDT by EveningStar
Shirley Verrett, the vocally lustrous and dramatically compelling American opera singer who began as a mezzo-soprano and went on to sing soprano roles to international acclaim, died Friday morning at her home in Ann Arbor, Mich. She was 79.
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Dame Joan Sutherland last month and now Shirley Verrett. Shame to see these ladies go. RIP.
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Thanks for the ping. Another great singer is gone. RIP Ms. Verrett
An extraordinary “O don fatale” from Verdi’s Don Carlos:
Oh my God. I am so shocked at this. I thought she was ageless. I remember her Tosca live on PBS with Pavarotti back in the 1970s. She was absolutely awesome. I have a recording of her in Nabucco. She was a trailblazer and a great musician. She will be missed.
The recording was an aria from one of her most notable roles, Lady Macbeth.
Her voice sent chills up and down my spine, I kid you not. She could deliver a tour de force so powerful it was almost other-worldly.
I have to track down this magnificent renditon to add to my collection.
I remember listening to her with my Aunt who loved Opera. She had a Wonderful Voice.
Thanks for the link. Such a voice, and such a loss.
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