V2042. DIANA SOVIERO, w.Joseph Rescigno Cond. Montréal Opéra Orch.: Arias from Adriana Lecouvreur, Gloria (Cilea), Iris, Risurrezione, Suor Angelica, Zazà, Manon Lescaut, La Boheme (both Leoncavallo & Puccini), Cavalleria, Fedora, Andrea Chénier & Madama Butterfly. (Canada) Analekta 9602, recorded 1994, Montréal. Long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 774204960223
“Diana Soviero is an American operatic soprano of international stature, a recipient of the Richard Tucker Award in 1979. She made her début under the name Diana Catani-Soviero at the Chautauqua Opera in 1969 as Mimi in LA BOHEME. In the early years of her career she performed widely in smaller American theatres, building herself a repertory.
She made her début at the New York City Opera in 1973, the Lyric Opera of Chicago in 1979, the San Francisco Opera in 1982, establishing herself in verismo roles, notably as Nedda, Manon Lescaut, Madama Butterfly. Beginning in 1981, she appeared at the New York City Opera in Verdi's LA TRAVIATA, conducted by Mario Bernardi and widely in Europe - Zürich, Toulouse, Nice, Hamburg, Munich, Rome, Palermo, etc. In 1987, she made her débuts at both La Scala in Milan, and the Metropolitan Opera. She made her début at the Paris Opéra in 1988, and Royal Opera House in London in 1989.
Diana Soviero is one of the most recognized American opera singers of the twentieth century. More than merely a vocalist, Ms. Soviero was a singing actress who lived her roles intensely on the stage. As her lyric soprano voice blossomed into a spinto with vivid colors, Ms. Soviero became a compelling interpreter of the verismo repertoire. She created a gallery of unforgettable operatic portraits in performances at leading international opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, Vienna Staatsoper, Opéra national de Paris, Opéra de Paris Bastille, Hamburg Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Chicago Lyric Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and the San Francisco Opera.”