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Teresa Berganza
Teresa Berganza

The Spanish opera singer Teresa Berganza (born 16 March 1935) is a well-known mezzo-soprano most closely associated with the roles of Rossini, Mozart, and Bizet. She is admired for her technical virtuosity, her musical intelligence, and her beguiling stage presence. Spanish opera singer Teresa Berganza Source: http://www. ... The foyer of Charles Garniers Opéra, Paris, opened 1875 Opera is an art form consisting of a dramatic stage performance set to music. ... March 16 is the 75th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (76th in Leap years). ... 1935 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... A mezzo-soprano (meaning medium soprano in Italian) is a female singer with a range usually extending from the A below middle C to the F an eleventh above middle C. Mezzo-sopranos generally have a darker (or lower) vocal tone than sopranos, and their vocal range is between that... Gioacchino Antonio Rossini (February 29, 1792 — November 13, 1868) was an Italian musical composer who wrote more than 30 operas as well as sacred music and chamber music. ... W. A. Mozart, 1790 portrait by Johann Georg Edlinger Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) is among the most popular, significant and influential composers of European classical music. ... Georges Bizet (October 25, 1838 – June 3, 1875), was a French composer of the romantic era best known for his opera Carmen. ...


Berganza was born in Madrid. She studied piano and voice at the Madrid Conservatory, where she was awarded first prize for singing in 1954. She made her concert debut in Madrid in 1955. Plaza de Cibeles (Cibeles square) and the Palacio de Comunicaciones (Communications Palace) Coat of arms. ... Madrid Conservatory (in Spanish: Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid) is a music school in Madrid, Spain. ...


Berganza made her operatic debut as Dorabella in Così fan tutte in 1957 at the Aix-en-Provence Festival. That same year, she made her La Scala debut, and the following year her debut Glyndebourne (1958). In 1959, Berganza made her debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Rosina in The Barber of Seville, which became one of her signature roles. In 1967, she made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro. Così fan tutte is an opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. ... Aix (prounounced eks), or, to distinguish it from other cities built over hot springs, Aix-en-Provence is a city in southern France, some 30 km north of Marseille. ... La Scala The Teatro alla Scala (or La Scala for short), in Milan, Italy, is one of the worlds most famous opera houses. ... The Floral Hall of the Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House is a performing arts venue in London. ... Covent Garden is a shopping and entertainment complex in central London. ... The Barber of Seville is a theatre play by Beaumarchais, written in 1775, and originally entitled Le Barbier de Séville in French. ... The Metropolitan Opera is located at Lincoln Center in New York, New York. ... The Marriage of Figaro (Italian: Le nozze di Figaro) is an opera buffa (comic opera) composed in 1786 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte, based on a stage comedy by Beaumarchais, Le mariage de Figaro (1784). ...


As a recitalist, Berganza made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1964. Her concert repertoire includes Spanish, French, German, and Russian songs. Berganaza is married to the pianist Felix Lavilla, with whom she has recorded and performed regularly. Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Manhattan, New York City. ... The Spanish pianist Felix Lavilla is a well-known accompaniest. ...


In 1991, Berganza shared with six other Spanish singers with a Prince of Asturias Award for arts and letters. The Prince of Asturias Awards (in Spanish: Premios Príncipe de Asturias) is a series of annual prizes given in Spain by the Fundación Príncipe de Asturias to individuals from around the world who make notable achievements in the sciences, humanities, or public affairs. ...


In 1992, Berganza participated in the opening ceremonies of Expo '92 in Seville (she performed one of the best Carmen of all times directed by Nuria Espert, conducted by Placido Domingo and with José Carreras, Jorge Chaminé among others) and the opening ceremonies of the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. In 1994, she became the first woman elected to the Spanish Royal Academy of Arts. She currently teaches singing at the Escuela Superior Reina Sofia and gives masterclasses all over the world. Among her students have been Maria Bayo and Jorge Chaminé. Expo 92 is the informal name of the worlds fair held in 1992, which had two sites: Seville Expo 92 in Seville. ... Carmen is a French opera by Georges Bizet. ... Plácido Domingo (born January 21, 1941) is a world-renowned opera singer, conductor, and general manager. ... José Carreras The Catalan tenor José Carreras (born December 5, 1946) is a famous opera singer much admired for his Verdi and Puccini roles. ... One of the most original baritones of our times, Jorge Chaminé (born 30 April 1956) in Porto of Spanish and Portuguese parentage, and began his musical studies ( piano, voice, cello, guitar, choral and orchestra conducting) at an early age. ... The Games of the XXV Olympiad were held in 1992 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... Barcelona within Barcelonès Population (2003) 1,582,738 Area 1004 Km2 Population density (2001) 15,764/Km2 Barcelona is the capital city of Catalonia, an autonomous community in northeastern Spain, and Spains second-largest city (after Madrid). ... One of the most original baritones of our times, Jorge Chaminé (born 30 April 1956) in Porto of Spanish and Portuguese parentage, and began his musical studies ( piano, voice, cello, guitar, choral and orchestra conducting) at an early age. ...


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Teresa Berganza - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (430 words)
The Spanish opera singer Teresa Berganza (born 16 March 1935) is a well-known mezzo-soprano most closely associated with the roles of Rossini, Mozart, and Bizet.
Berganza made her operatic debut as Dorabella in Così fan tutte in 1957 at the Aix-en-Provence Festival.
From 1957 to 1977 Berganza was married to the composer and pianist Félix Lavilla, with whom she recorded and performed regularly and with whom she has three children, soprano Cecilia Lavilla Berganza among them.
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