Teresa Berganza, an outstanding Spanish singer and actress, passed away in Madrid on May 13. The saddest news for all opera lovers is collected by La Vanguardia. The actress, who among other things brilliantly played the role of Carmen, died at the age of 90. Her cause of death was not named.
Teresa Berganza Vargas was born on March 16, 1933 in Madrid. She studied at the Madrid Conservatory with Lola Rodríguez Aragón, a student of the German diva Elisabeth Schumann. In 1955 she made her debut on the Madrid stage and two years later she performed in the French Aix-en-Provence with the role of Dorabella in Mozart’s opera All women do it.
After extremely successful shows at the opera festivals in Glyndebourne and Edinburgh, Teresa was showered with invitations from the biggest theaters in the world.
In 1960, Bergansa played at Covent Garden the role of Rosina in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, later the first of her leading roles. She sang in Chicago, New York (Metropolitan Opera debut in 1967), Vienna, Paris and Salzburg.
In the 70s, he began to appear on the screens, in feature films, opera films and serials. For example, in the crime drama with Willem Dafoe “Day of Reckoning”, the long-running drama “Tell Me” and “The New Tales of the Brothers Grimm”.
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