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Measha Brueggergosman

Measha Brueggergosman

XOXO: It's definitely a goal of mine to be able to take a photo like this one day!

XOXO: It's definitely a goal of mine to be able to take a photo like this one day!

Opera singer Betty Allen by Carl Van Vechten, 1958

Opera singer Betty Allen by Carl Van Vechten, 1958

Lillian (Evans) Evanti (August 12, 1890 – December 6, 1967)  was one of the first African American women to become an internationally prominent opera performer. Lillian was born in 1891, into a prominent Washington, D.C. family. Her father, Wilson Evans, was a medical doctor and teacher in the city. He was the founder of Armstrong Technical High School and served many years as its principal. Anne Brooks, Evanti’s mother, taught music in the public school system of Washington D.C. Evanti…

Lillian (Evans) Evanti (August 12, 1890 – December 6, 1967) was one of the first African American women to become an internationally prominent opera performer. Lillian was born in 1891, into a prominent Washington, D.C. family. Her father, Wilson Evans, was a medical doctor and teacher in the city. He was the founder of Armstrong Technical High School and served many years as its principal. Anne Brooks, Evanti’s mother, taught music in the public school system of Washington D.C. Evanti…

Dame Joan Sutherland & Marilyn Horne in Bellini's "Norma". | opera This is one of my favorite recordings ever made in the field of Opera.  Both women are absolutely amazing!

Dame Joan Sutherland & Marilyn Horne in Bellini's "Norma". | opera This is one of my favorite recordings ever made in the field of Opera. Both women are absolutely amazing!

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Grace Bumbry, opera singer.

Grace Bumbry, opera singer.

...young, beautiful, black Opera Singer~ DenyceGraves, Mezzo Soprano <3

...young, beautiful, black Opera Singer~ DenyceGraves, Mezzo Soprano <3

Two iconoclasts:  Maria Callas and Salvador Dalí.  (Have you ever noticed that his mustache looks like her eyebrows, upside down?)

Two iconoclasts: Maria Callas and Salvador Dalí. (Have you ever noticed that his mustache looks like her eyebrows, upside down?)

Mezzo Florence Quivar (born 1944) made her recital debut in Philadelphia, won the Baltimore Lyric Opera Competition & a Marion Anderson Award, & sang Serena in the Cleveland Orchestra's Grammy-winning recording of PORGY AND BESS in 1976. She made her operatic debut at Tanglewood in the premiere of Sessions' WHEN LILACS LAST IN THE DOORYARD BLOOM'D & debuted at the Met in 1977, where she performed 101 times. Quivar also premiered the role of The Goddess in the Waters in Davis' AMISTAD (1999).

Mezzo Florence Quivar (born 1944) made her recital debut in Philadelphia, won the Baltimore Lyric Opera Competition & a Marion Anderson Award, & sang Serena in the Cleveland Orchestra's Grammy-winning recording of PORGY AND BESS in 1976. She made her operatic debut at Tanglewood in the premiere of Sessions' WHEN LILACS LAST IN THE DOORYARD BLOOM'D & debuted at the Met in 1977, where she performed 101 times. Quivar also premiered the role of The Goddess in the Waters in Davis' AMISTAD (1999).

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