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Ann Ayars

p, 1918-1995 US, Beverly Hills, California
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Ann Ayars (23 July 1918 – 27 February 1995) was an American soprano and actress. Early in her career she acted in several TV series and non musical films. Later, she sang with the New York City Opera (NYCO), and became known worldwide when she sang and acted the part of Antonia in the 1951 British film The Tales of Hoffmann.From 1968 to 1987 she taught voice and piano and staged 19 full-length opera productions at Mt. San Jacinto College in California, where she was made a professor emerita.

     
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Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act III: All in vain (Antonia) on Offenbach: Tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach & Sir Thomas Beecham
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act III: Oh my darling child (Crespel, Antonia, Frantz) on Offenbach: Tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach & Sir Thomas Beecham
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act III: And yet beloved (Hoffmann, Antonia) on Offenbach: Tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach & Sir Thomas Beecham
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act III: Are you ill? (Hoffmann, Antonia, Crespel, Frantz, Dr. Miracle) on Offenbach: Tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach & Sir Thomas Beecham
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act III: You'll never sing again (Dr. Miracle, Antonia, the Voice of Antonia's mother, Crespel, Nicklausse, Hoffmann) on Offenbach: Tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach & Sir Thomas Beecham
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act III: Well, say on then, and be brief (Dr. Miracle, Hoffmann, Crespel, Antonia) on Offenbach: Tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach & Sir Thomas Beecham
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act III: Sweet is the song lovers learn (Hoffmann, Antonia) on Offenbach: Tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach & Sir Thomas Beecham
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)*: Act III: No more to sing alas (Hoffmann, Antonia) on Offenbach: Tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach & Sir Thomas Beecham
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (Orphée et Euridice) - Sung in Italian/Vienna version (1762) / Act 3 - Aria: "Che fiero momento" - Remastered 2011 on Kathleen Ferrier Centenary Edition - The Complete Decca Recordings by Kathleen Ferrier
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (Orphée et Euridice) - Sung in Italian/Vienna version (1762) / Act 3 - Ah! potess'io saper perchè ei tace tanto! - Remastered 2011 on Kathleen Ferrier Centenary Edition - The Complete Decca Recordings by Kathleen Ferrier

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Discography
Title Artist Year Type
Thesee (Highlights)Jean-Baptiste Lully, Ann Ayars, Hugues Cuénod, Mimi Mattei, Willard Straight, Wiener Volksopernorchester2007Album
Orfeo Ed Euridice (Abridged Version)Christoph Willibald Gluck - Kathleen Ferrier / Ann Ayars / Zoë Vlachopoulos / Glyndebourne Festival Chorus / Southern Philharmonic Orchestra / Fritz Stiedry1966Album
The Tales of HoffmanThe Sadler's Wells Opera Chorus, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Robert Rounseville, Dorothy Bond, Ann Ayars, Margherita Grandi, Monica SinclairAlbum
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