Dorothy Kirsten


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(b Montclair, NJ, 1910; d Los Angeles, 1992).

Amer. soprano. Opera début Chicago 1940 (Poussette in Manon). In Chicago sang Musetta to Grace Moore's Mimì in La bohème. NY début 1942; NY City Opera 1944; NY Met 1945; S. Francisco 1947. Sang Cressida in f. Amer. p. of Troilus and Cressida (S. Francisco 1955). First American sop. to appear at Moscow Bolshoy, 1962. Sang in several films, incl. The Great Caruso with Mario Lanza (1950). Autobiography A Time to Sing (1982).

Subjects: Opera.

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