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Beverly Sills

Data de nascimento: 25. Maio 1929
Data de falecimento: 2. Julho 2007

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Beverly Sills foi uma soprano norte-americana destacada especialmente em óperas do bel canto e do romantismo francês e italiano. Manteve atividade entre as décadas de 1950 e 1970. Ela teve uma única grande rival em sua carreira: a poderosa soprano australiana Joan Sutherland, por causa do estilo bel canto .

Teve um vasto repertório, indo de Georg Friedrich Händel e Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart até Giacomo Puccini, Jules Massenet, Richard Wagner e Giuseppe Verdi, sendo mais conhecida por suas performances de colatura em óperas ao vivo e gravações. Sills teve uma forte relação com as óperas de Gaetano Donizetti, das quais ela interpretou e gravou muitos papéis. Seus papéis mais memoráveis são de Lucia di Lammermoor de Donizetti, Manon de Massenet, Marie em La fille du régiment de Donizetti, as Três Heroínas em Les contes d'Hoffmann de Jacques Offenbach, Rosina em Il barbiere di Siviglia de Gioacchino Rossini, Violetta em La traviata de Verdi e mais notavelmente Elisabetta em Roberto Devereux.

Após se retirar dos palcos, em 1980, ela tornou-se a administradora da Ópera da Cidade de Nova Iorque. Em 1994 ela tornou-se presidente do conselho do Lincoln Center e do Metropolitan Opera em 2002, saindo do cargo em 2005.

Citações Beverly Sills

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„I lived through the garbage. I might as well dine on the caviar.“

— Beverly Sills
Context: Why should I go when it's going so good? … I lived through the garbage. I might as well dine on the caviar. As quoted in [http://www.nytimes.com/1984/10/15/nyregion/new-york-day-by-day-caviar-for-beverly-sills.html "Caviar for Beverly Sills" in The New York Times (15 October 1984)]

„I didn't feel better or stronger than anyone else but it seemed no longer important whether everyone loved me or not — more important now was for me to love them. Feeling that way turns your whole life around; living becomes the act of giving.“

— Beverly Sills
Context: I needed to sing — desperately. My voice poured out more easily because I was no longer singing for anyone's approval; I was beyond caring about the public's reaction, I just wanted to enjoy myself. … I had found a kind of serenity, a new maturity, as a result of my childrens' problems. I didn't feel better or stronger than anyone else but it seemed no longer important whether everyone loved me or not — more important now was for me to love them. Feeling that way turns your whole life around; living becomes the act of giving. Bubbles : A Self-Portrait (1976), p. 114

„My voice had a long, nonstop career.“

— Beverly Sills
Context: My voice had a long, nonstop career. It deserves to be put to bed with quiet and dignity, not yanked out every once in a while to see if it can still do what it used to do. It can't. As quoted in TIME (1983), and The Beacon Book of Quotations by Women (1992) by Rosalie Maggio

„I needed to sing — desperately.“

— Beverly Sills
Context: I needed to sing — desperately. My voice poured out more easily because I was no longer singing for anyone's approval; I was beyond caring about the public's reaction, I just wanted to enjoy myself. … I had found a kind of serenity, a new maturity, as a result of my childrens' problems. I didn't feel better or stronger than anyone else but it seemed no longer important whether everyone loved me or not — more important now was for me to love them. Feeling that way turns your whole life around; living becomes the act of giving. Bubbles : A Self-Portrait (1976), p. 114

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„You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.“

— Beverly Sills
As quoted in Incredible Quotations : 230 Thought-Provoking Quotes with Prompts to Spark Students' Writing, Thinking, and Discussion (1997) by Jacqueline Sweeney

„You don't always get what you ask for, but you never get what you don't ask for... unless it's contagious!“

— Beverly Sills
Franklyn Broude, as quoted in Sitting on a File Cabinet, Naked, with a Gun: True Stories of Silicon Valley (2009) by Linda McFarland, Joanne Linden and Sharon Turnoy

„Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance.“

— Beverly Sills
Pythagoras, as quoted in Treasury of Thought : Forming an Encyclopædia of Quotations from Ancient and Modern Authors (1894) by Maturin Murray Ballou

„Art is the signature of civilizations.“

— Beverly Sills
As quoted in The Beacon Book of Quotations by Women (1992) by Rosalie Maggio

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„Christians should never fail to sense the operation of an angelic glory. It forever eclipses the world of demonic powers, as the sun does a candle's light.“

— Beverly Sills
Billy Graham, as quoted in The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Book of Revelation (2001) by Stan Campbell and James S. Bell, p. 54

„There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.“

— Beverly Sills
As quoted in Conquering an Enemy Called Average (1996) by John L. Mason

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