Beverly Sills (May 25, 1929 — July 2, 2007) was a much-acclaimed and beloved international opera star. The operatic soprano performed at the New York City Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, the Philadelphia Civic Grand Opera Company, the San Diego Opera and a great many other venues in America, Europe and South America. In 1971, Time magazine put her on the cover and dubbed her “America’s Queen of Opera.” After she retired from performing in 1980, Sills served as general manager of the New York City Opera, chairwoman of Lincoln Center and chairwoman of the Metropolitan Opera.
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Watch Sills sing “Sempre Libera” from La Traviata, by Giuseppe Verdi [4:47]. >>
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