Maria Ewing

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January 27, 2022

Maria Louise Ewing (Detroit, March 27, 1950 - Detroit, January 9, 2022) is an American opera singer (soprano, mezzo-soprano). In addition to her voice, she also became one of the most important singers of the last quarter of the 20th century with her excellent acting and exotic appearance.

Biography

His mother was Dutch, and his father's ancestors were Sioux Indians, Scots, and African Americans. Between 1968 and ’70, Eleanor studied with Steber in Cleveland and then was a pupil of Jennie Tourel in New York. He began his career at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park in 1973. He made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera on October 14, 1976, as the Cherubin of Figaro’s wedding. He also sang this role at the Salzburg Festival this year. At La Scala in Milan, he performed as Mélisande in Debussy's opera. The role of the parade was Strauss’s Salome, which he made unforgettable by the fact that, as instructed by Oscar Wilde, he was indeed completely undressed at the end of the Veil Dance. He retired from the stage in 1997, but has been performing on independent evenings ever since. He is also a regular jazz singer at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London. From 1982 to 1990 he was the spouse of theater director Sir Peter Hall. Their daughter, actress Rebecca Hall.

Roles

Videography

Gioacchino Rossini, Il barbiere di Siviglia (Role of Rosina), Glyndebourne, 1982 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Requiem, KV 626, with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, conductor Leonard Bernstein, Deutsche Grammophon, 1988 Coronation of Claudio Monteverdi, Poppea (role of Poppeia)

Notes

Resources

Andersson, Mogens H: Maria Ewing American soprano born 1950 operalogg December 21, 2020 (Accessed: June 23, 2021) Biography on AllMusic.com (Accessed June 23, 2021) Maria Ewing Operabase's data sheet (accessed: June 23, 2021)

More information

Maria Ewing on the Internet Movie Database Maria Ewing on the TCM Movie Database AllRovi

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