Risë Stevens

(b. 1913)

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(b NY, 1913).

Amer. mezzo‐soprano. Début Little Th. Opera, NY, 1931 in The Bartered Bride. Sang in Prague 1936–8, also in Vienna and Buenos Aires. NY Met début 1938; Glyndebourne début 1939. Member of Met co. until 1961. Outstanding Carmen, Oktavian, Delilah, and Orlofsky. Appeared in films (e.g Going My Way with Bing Crosby). Retired 1965. Gen. man., Met Nat. Touring Co. 1965–7. Pres., Mannes Coll. 1975–8. Taught at Juilliard Sch. from 1975.

Subjects: Musicology and Music History.

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