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UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 25, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 25, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 25, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 25, 2013.
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Opera great Beverly Sills dies at age 78

NEW YORK, July 2 (UPI) -- Beverly Sills, an international opera celebrity and one-time chairwoman of the Metropolitan Opera, died Monday at her New York home at age 78.

Opera singer Beverly Sills gravely ill

NEW YORK, June 28 (UPI) -- Beverly Sills, former opera singer and one-time chairwoman of New York's Metropolitan Opera, is critically ill with cancer, her publicist said Thursday.

Beverly Sills' female stalker arrested

NEW YORK, May 21 (UPI) -- New York police arrested a crazed woman who showed up at the Metropolitan Opera wanting to marry opera legend Beverly Sills, it was reported Friday.

Sills to quit as Lincoln Center head

NEW YORK, April 2 (UPI) --

Sills to quit as Lincoln Center head

NEW YORK, April 2 (UPI) -- Beverly Sills, who has spent most of her 72 years in the performing arts, will be stepping down as chairwoman of New York's Lincoln Center, the world's biggest performing arts center.
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Beverly Sills (May 25, 1929 – July 2, 2007) was an American operatic soprano whose peak career was between the 1950s and 1970s. In her prime she was the only real rival to Joan Sutherland as the leading bel canto stylist.

Although she sang a repertoire from Handel and Mozart to Puccini, Massenet, Wagner, and Verdi, she was known for her performances in coloratura soprano roles in live opera and recordings. Sills was largely associated with the operas of Donizetti, of which she performed and recorded many roles. Her signature roles include the title role in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, the title role in Massenet's Manon, Marie in Donizetti's La fille du régiment, the three heroines in Offenbach's Les contes d'Hoffmann, Rosina in Rossini's The Barber of Seville, and Violetta in Verdi's La traviata.

After retiring from singing in 1980, she became the general manager of the New York City Opera. In 1994, she became the Chairman of Lincoln Center and then, in 2002, of the Metropolitan Opera, stepping down in 2005. Sills lent her celebrity to further her charity work for the prevention and treatment of birth defects.

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