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R.I.P. Teresa Berganza (1933 - 2022)
« on: May 13, 2022, 03:46:00 AM »
The great mezzosoprano Teresa Berganza died today in her home in San Lorenzo del Escorial near Madrid , aged 89.

One of the most distinguished singers in the Rossini and Mozart repertoire, and a noted Carmen, she had a velvety, perfectly trained voice, and a captivating personality. One of the greatest Spanish singers of the 20th century.

R.I.P.

Here she is in one of her signature roles, Rosina from The Barber of Seville:

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Re: R.I.P. Tersa Berganza (1933 - 2022)
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2022, 03:49:04 AM »
She also did some fine recordings of Spanish music, and the impressive Vivaldi Magnificat/Gloria with Muti.

RIP.

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Re: R.I.P. Tersa Berganza (1933 - 2022)
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2022, 05:04:38 AM »
I'll forever associate her with Falla's music, but also Ravel and Debussy. RIP, Madame Berganza.
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Re: R.I.P. Tersa Berganza (1933 - 2022)
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2022, 05:48:50 AM »
What a sad news! My God rest her in peace.

(note to Rafael: change Tersa to Teresa!)
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Re: R.I.P. Tersa Berganza (1933 - 2022)
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2022, 06:30:27 AM »
I am gutted, I love that voice.
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