The Sopranos died at the age of 91. Zylis-Gara is best known for her roles in the operas Mozart, Puccini and Verdi.
Polish opera singer Teresa Zelis Gara has died at the age of 91. “An artist of extraordinary talent, charisma and liveliness is gone,” the Warsaw National Opera declared on Saturday. With its incomparable voice and enchanting timbre, the sopranos have occupied opera houses from New York to Munich to Milan.
Zylis-Gara was born in Lentvaris, now in Lithuania, and studied at the Academy of Music in لودód. After taking third place at the ARD International Music Competition, she went to Germany – with stops at the Oberhausen Theater, the Dortmund Opera and Deutsche Oper am Rhein. In 1968 she performed for the first time at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, which was her new home until 1984.
Zylis-Gara is best known for her roles in the operas Mozart, Puccini and Verdi. During her career, she has performed with music leaders such as Herbert von Karajan and alongside fellow singers such as Kurt Boehme and Luciano Pavarotti. She later gave singing lessons and gave master lessons in Europe and the USA. The Academy of Music in Wroclaw (Breslau) awarded her an honorary doctorate. On her 90th birthday, a large concert was held in her honor at the Polish National Opera in January 2020.
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