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Legendary singer Teresa Berganza dies at 89

2022-05-13T17:44:17.239Z

DISAPPEARANCE – Herbert Von Karajan felt immense admiration for the one who was a legendary Carmen. The great Spanish mezzo-soprano died on May 13 in Madrid.



Herbert von Karajan liked to say that she “

was the greatest Carmen in opera

”.

The legendary Spanish diva Teresa Berganza died today May 13 in Madrid, at the age of 89.

Adored during her lifetime, she was considered by music lovers as one of the greatest singers of the 20th century.

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Read alsoTeresa Berganza's last interview with

Le Figaro

: "

I said to myself: 'Be happy, you had an amazing career!'

"

Since the announcement of his disappearance, his partners immediately wanted to pay him vibrant tributes.

Tenor José Carreras, on Twitter, said a first "

farewell to the unforgettable Spanish mezzo-soprano

".

Another sacred monster of opera, Placido Domingo unearthed four photos taken with her on stage, adding these few words: “She

was a wonderful singer and artist, a great human being and above all a friend and colleague.

»

For her part, the singer Karine Deshayes wrote a beautiful eulogy to her talent: “

A great Rossinian, a great Mozartian much loved and respected.

As affordable professionally as off the stage and who knew how to manage his career without cutting corners.

»

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Teresa Berganza was born on March 16, 1935 in Madrid.

After having studied the piano in her childhood, she follows the teaching of the Conservatory of the Spanish capital.

In 1954, she was crowned the first of the prestigious lyrical school.

In 1957, his talent exploded at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence in Mozart's

Cosi Fan Tutte

.

She will play Dorabella wonderfully.

Her international career is launched and soon she will tour the world under the direction of the greatest conductors including the legendary German maestro Herbert von Karajan.

In 1989, for the bicentenary of the Revolution, Teresa Berganza, Barbara Hendricks, Ruggero Raimondi and Placido Domingo were the lyrical stars of the concert inaugurating the commemorations, on July 13, at the Opéra-Bastille.

In this symbolic place, the immense singer will take up the songs of

Carmen

by Georges Bizet, who during her lifetime had made her immortal... A moment of eternity.


Teresa Berganza,

Carmen

by Georges Bizet, in 1989

Source: lefigaro

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