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Mary Curtis Verna

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Mary Virginia Curtis Verna May 9, 1921 – December 4, 2009 was an American operatic soprano, particularly associated with the Italian repertory

Born in Salem, Massachusetts, she studied at Abbot Academy and Hollins College, and later in Italy with Ettore Verna, whom she married She made her stage debut at the Teatro Lirico in Milan, as Desdemona, in 1949 She sang widely in Italy, as Maria Curtis Verna, and made guest appearances at the Vienna State Opera and the Munich State Opera

Verna made her American debut at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia with the Philadelphia Civic Grand Opera Company on May 14, 1952 in the title role of Giuseppe Verdi's Aida with Ramón Vinay as Radamès, Claramae Turner as Amneris, and Giuseppe Bamboschek conducting Later that year she portrayed the same role for he debut at the San Francisco Opera She made her debut at the New York City Opera, as Donna Anna, in 1954, and at the Metropolitan Opera, as Leonora in Il trovatore, in 1957, other roles there included; Aida, Leonora La forza del destino, Elisabetta Don Carlo, Santuzza, Tosca and Turandot She also appeared in Cincinnati and Baltimore, and at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires She became acclaimed at the Metropolitan Opera in the 1950s and 1960s for stepping into roles of ill, stranded or unavailable divas at the last minute on only a few hours notice

She can be heard in a few Cetra recordings; Don Giovanni, opposite Giuseppe Taddei, Italo Tajo, Cesare Valletti, Un ballo in maschera, opposite Ferruccio Tagliavini and Giuseppe Valdengo, Aida, opposite Franco Corelli, Miriam Pirazzini, Giangiacomo Guelfi

When the old Metropolitan Opera House closed in 1966 and the company relocated to Lincoln Center, Verna decided to take the position of Head of the Voice Department at the University of Washington School of Music in 1969 She retired from the University of Washington in 1991

Verna died at her home in Seattle, Washington on December 4, 2009

References

  1. ^ "Notable Alumni: Short List" Archived from the original on 2 June 2010 Retrieved 23 September 2012 
  2. ^ a b Marmor, Jon March 2010, Mary Curtis-Verna, 1921–2009: A Voice of Beauty, Columns Magazine 
  3. ^ a b Fox, Margalit December 22, 2009, "Mary Curtis-Verna, Opera's Champion Pinch-Hitter, Dies at 88", The New York Times 

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