- Harold Rosenthal
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(b New York, Dec 9, 1938; d New York, Aug 21, 1993). American mezzo-soprano. She studied at the Juilliard School with Hans J. Heinz, making her début in 1963 as Hippolyta in the New York première of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the City Opera. After two seasons with the company, during which she sang Marina, Stravinsky’s Jocasta, Cherubino and Carmen, in 1965 she made her European début as Preziosilla at Hamburg, where she remained for ten years; her roles there included Elisetta (Il matrimonio segreto), Dorabella and Baba the Turk, and she created Jeanne in Penderecki’s The Devils of Loudun (1969). She sang the Composer at the Aix-en-Provence, Munich and Edinburgh festivals, and Octavian at Salzburg, Covent Garden and the Metropolitan (where she made her début in 1976). Her other roles included Dido (Purcell and Berlioz), Handel’s Ariodante (which she sang at the inauguration of the Kennedy Center, Washington, in ...