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Opera Divas: part 2
"Here are some great ladies of opera. This is a follow up to my first quiz about opera divas."
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She changed the concept of opera diva, in her "Daughter of the Regiment" performance at the Met, flaunting her belly button and a 22 inch waist.
This all American diva was born in Nashville into a family of folk singers and did not study classical music until college.
This coluratura, in true diva form, once threw the belongings of another performer out the window, because that performer was occupying a dressing room she wanted. She was fired from the Met, in spite of her talent, because of her temperamental fireworks.
This Diva shares the birthday of Enrico Caruso and the hometown of Luciano Pavarotti.
This glamorous diva was born in Pennsylvania to a shoemaker and once made performance history in a see-through gown.
This diva of film, radio, Broadway and the Metropolitan opera was killed in a plane crash in Copenhagen, Denmark on January 26, 1947.
Anna Maria Alberghetti
What trio of women are known as the three sporanos?
Kathleen Cassello, Kallen Esperian, Cynthia Lawrence
Julianna Rambaldi, Gail Gilmore, Brigitte Fassbaender
Dame Emma Albani, Leyla Gencer, Lois McDonnell
Elena Obraztsova, Carol Vaness, Dawn Upshaw
This diva was married to a New York City policeman and sparked controversy and the ire of Met impressario Rudolph Bing with her club singing of pop songs.
In 1970 while performing the role of Elena in the opera "I Vespri Sicilianni", this soprano experienced her first hostile audience. They were booing and calling out "Brava Callas and Maria! Maria!" during her performance.
Hans Christian Anderson fell in love with this diva and proposed to her a number of times. She inspired at least three of his stories which were: "The Ugly Duckling", "The Angel", and "The Emperor's Nightingale".
Maria Felicita Malibrand
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