Archive for the ‘Beverly Sills’ Category

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try…

January 18, 2012

Beverly Sills

Opera soprano Beverly Sills, called “America’s Queen of Opera” by Time Magazine, and known as “Bubbles” to her fans, was the face of opera for millions through her public performances, recordings and broadcasts during a singing career of more than four decades.

Art is the signature of civilizations.

March 18, 2008

Beverly Sills

beverly-sillsx.jpgBeverly Sills (May 25, 1929July 2, 2007) was an American operatic soprano who enjoyed success in the 1960s and 1970s. She was famous for her performances in coloratura soprano roles in operas around the world and on recordings. After retiring from singing in 1980, she became the general manager of the New York City Opera. In 1994, she became the Chairman of Lincoln Center and then, in 2002, of the Metropolitan Opera, stepping down in 2005. Sills lent her celebrity to further her charity work for the prevention and treatment of birth defects.