- Richard LeSueur
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(b Atlanta, ga , Nov 6, 1928; d Lakeland, FL, August 14, 2005). American mezzo-soprano . She studied in Atlanta and Philadelphia. In 1952 she made her début as Dinah in Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti (CBS TV) and also sang Dinah for her début with New York City Opera (1958). She took part in the première of Menotti’s Labyrinth (NBC TV, 1963). She created the title role of Douglas Moore’s Carry Nation at Kansas University, Lawrence (1966), then sang the role in San Francisco (the first professional performance) and for New York City Opera (1968). Other roles included Cherubino, Siébel, Carmen, Sextus (Giulio Cesare), Sara (Roberto Devereux) and Leona in the première of Menotti’s The Most Important Man (1971). She also appeared in Chicago, San Diego and Cincinnati, in a repertory that included Desideria (Saint of Bleecker Street...