Eleanor Steber

Legends of Lyric Soprano

Eleanor Steber
Legends of Lyric

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Eleanor Steber

Lyric’s first great diva, the American soprano Eleanor Steber (1914 – 1990) appeared in her signature role, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, in the company’s famous “calling-card” performances in 1954.  Her phenomenal vocal command enabled her to excel at Lyric as Violetta in La traviata, but also as Tosca and in the title role of La  fanciulla del West. A greatly loved artist at the Metropolitan Opera, she sang 33 roles there, including the creation of the title role of Barber’s Vanessa.

Listen to Roger Pines's tribute to Eleanor Steber:




Eleanor Steber's Roles at Lyric



1954



Donna Anna 

Don Giovanni
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Feb. 5, 10

Floria Tosca 
Tosca
Giacomo Puccini
Nov. 18, 20


1956



Minnie 
La fanciulla del West
Giacomo Puccini
Oct. 10, 13

Maddalena di Coigny 
Andrea Chénier
Umberto Giordano
Oct. 16, 19

Violetta Valéry 
La traviata
Giuseppe Verdi)
Oct. 26, 31

Donna Anna 

Don Giovanni
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Oct. 29, Nov. 13


1957



Countess Almaviva 
Le nozze di Figaro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Nov. 8, 11

Floria Tosca 
Tosca
Giacomo Puccini
Nov. 20, 29


1958



Violetta Valéry 
La traviata
Giuseppe Verdi
Nov. 5, 8, 14

Eleanor Steber.as Donna Anna in DON GIOVANNI
Eleanor Steber as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni.

 

 

 


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