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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - September 2, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseMonday september 2,1968 the stars and stripes Page it Magazine Soprano Beverly Sills opera s new superstar by Jamis Gunter staff writer american Soprano Beverly Sih has grown Export at Many kinds of opera Light grand coi Xii find soap. There remains Only the. Field of horse opera to conquer and having once starred in Puccini s Orlof the Pwen West she doubtless would be at Home on the Range. " miss Sills has had while pursuing a is ing an incredible Aborn Belle Silverma began As bubbles with a song called Jack and Jill on � ranas Uncle Bova baft _ know new Blouse. As Victot Tyne she took the name fro the Label of her Blouse she won $300 prize on the Arthur Godfrey Talent scouts show at 16. Ten years later she became mrs. Peter Greenough wife Ofa Cleveland millionaire with three Chil Dren by a previous i marriage. Later the had two of their own. Miss Sills graduated from radio Job such As a featured role on the soap opera our Gal sunday and the re cording of a Well known commercial Rinso White Rinso White Happy Little Washay song to take her place on the stage. Her wide ranging perform ances As first lady of the new York City opera have won her Fame. Hubert Saal music editor of Newsweek goes so far As to Call her one of the great est opera singers in the world time Magazine said she has at Las found her destiny and clearly ranks As one of the two or three the biggest Damn Butterfly in Sills could perform 30 operas when she was 18. She signed with j. at 16 for a tour of Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas. The next year he Santa Light operettas As the merry Vidow countess Maritza and Rosemarie or him and was baffled As the youngest Alma Donna in Captivity with her first Ligh heels first up swept hair style and first strapless dress. I did t know what to hold up first she said. In 1950 she toured with the Charl Swagner opera singing 63 Micaelah in Bizet s Carmen in 63 one night Glutton for punishment she signed on again the next year for a tour of Verdi a la she was supposed to share the 63 punishing performance with another Soprano but she ended up singing 54 of of fact my voice was Fine but my feet were killing me she Treigle the Bass with whom miss Sills often stars in new York productions says she s never upset never blows hot or cold and she s always ready with a joke to take the sting out of the most trying b tall shapely redhead miss Sills recently Shook up the Crucs with sexy performance As Queen Sham Khan in Rimsky Korsakova be Coo d the seductress of an old King she races through trills and musical acrobatics while dancing and twisting around the stage always on the move. I trained for the part by vocalizing and doing push ups at the same time she said. I be gotten up to three Ina Row. It s a nonstop opera. I console myself by thinking that a moving targets after All the safest. I m singing about How sexy i Amand being pretty graphic about it like describing in detail How i take a Bathe very morning. She s a very clean Queen with a dirty miss Sills knows 85 or 90 operas including dramatic Lyric and coloratura parts much Verdi Mozart and Pucci Nias Well As Many French roles. She enjoys digging up Long buried operas that no one else knows and giving them new life. Well i be been around the longest she said. The Only opera i won t sing is Madame Butterfly because i d be beginning in 1951, she auditioned every season for director Joseph Rosen Stock of the new York City opera and for years was turned Down. Finally they hired her and she made her debut in 1955 As Rosalinda in Strauss operetta die an accomplished actress As Well Assinger she works under Julius Rudel who now runs the company and who says of her she s a rare intelligence Able to understand the architecture of the total production. She s so Quick that you say something once to her and she immediately understands and is so finely trained that she immediately execute sit As if it were her own idea. As often it must say that she is the outstanding example of what i find admirable Inan opera Singer sensitive musical theatrical and cooperative Down to her Fame has spread and miss Sills now has Many offers for guest appear ances with opera companies in the United states As Well As in Mexico City Buenos Aires Salzburg and Vienna. From now on the sky is the Sills has finally arrived at the top. Perhaps time Magazine put a Finger on the reason she displays a faultless voice that sweeps with elaborate embellishments to feathery accurate High Saal wrote recently the operatic heavens have been dominated by two dazzling superstars Birgit Nilsson and Joan there Are tin singing about How sexy i am and being pretty graphic about it life describing in. Detail Haw i take a Bath every morning. She a very clean Queen with a dirty mind.9 99 for Beverly Sills. Cleopatra yes As Here but Butterfly no. For Lecoq d or she trained by vocalizing and doing push ups a same time

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