- Beth McGinnis
(b Smithfield, NC, Sept 27, 1963). American coloratura soprano. After studying with Eleanor Ousley at Samford University and Virginia Zeani at Indiana University, she apprenticed with the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Her performance of the title role in Delibes’s Lakmé in 1994 with the New York City Opera earned critical approval. She debuted with the Metropolitan Opera in ...