Lucrezia Bori


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(b Valencia, 1887; d NY, 1960). Sp. soprano. Début Rome 1908 (Micaela in Carmen). Sang Manon Lescaut opposite Caruso in Paris 1910 (with NY Met co.). First It. Oktavian, Milan 1911. NY Met début 1912. Career interrupted by throat operation 1915, but resumed 1919. Member of NY Met co. 1921–36 and of board of dirs. from 1935.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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