Eileen Farrell

Legends of Lyric Soprano

Eileen Farrell
Legends of Lyric

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Eileen Farrell

Having begun her career with her own radio program in New York, the American soprano Eileen Farrell (1920 - 2002) thrilled the world in concerts and recitals. Devoted to her very happy family life, she chose to sing comparatively infrequently in opera, and for just 11 years. Her stage successes during that period included Lyric in the title role of La Gioconda and as Leonora in La forza del destino, as well as performances in other major houses, including the Met and San Francisco. 

Listen to Roger Pines's tribute to Eileen Farrell:




Eileen Farrell's Roles at Lyric



1957



La Gioconda 

La Gioconda
Amilcare Ponchielli
Nov. 1, 6


1959



La Gioconda

La Gioconda
Amilcare Ponchielli
Nov. 18, 20, 28


1961



Donna Leonora di Vargas 
La forza del destino
Giuseppe Verdi
Oct. 30; Nov. 4, 10
Eileen Farrell with Bruno Bartoletti after LA GIOCONDA.Lyric 1959.Photo Nancy Sorensen
Maestro Bruno Bartoletti with Eileen Farrell after La Gioconda at Lyric in 1959. Photo by Nancy Sorensen

 

 

 


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Eleanor Steber

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Jon Vickers

Jon Vickers


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Rosanna Carteri

Rosanna Carteri


Fernando Corena

Fernando Corena


Régine Crespin

Régine Crespin


Eileen Farrell with Bruno Bartoletti after LA GIOCONDA.Lyric 1959.jpg

Eileen Farrell


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