Spanish mezzo-soprano Teresa Berganza is dead – Showbiz

“We are sorry for the death of Teresa Berganza,” the Ministry of Culture wrote on her Twitter account, while Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez stressed that Berganza was “one of the great female voices on the world stage.”

“Your voice, your elegance, your art are always with us,” Sánchez said on Twitter about the Madrid-born singer, a program expert on composers Gioachino Rossini and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Carmen of the opera. Georges Bizet of the same name.

The family statement forwarded to the press includes a posthumous message from the singer: “I don’t want public announcements, and I don’t wake up or anything. I came into the world and no one knew, so I want the same when I’m gone.”

His debut on the big stage took place at the 1957 Aix en Provence Festival in France in the role of Dorabella in Mozart’s “Così fan tutte”.

The following year, she made her debut in the United States, in Dallas, with Maria Callas at Cherubin’s opera “Medea,” and since then she has performed around the world: in Vienna, Milan, Paris, London, New York, Chicago …

He participated in 87 recordings according to the Operadis database (https://www.operadis-opera-discography.org.uk/).

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