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Shirley Verrett

voc, 1931-2010 US, New Orleans
Classical

Shirley Verrett (May 31, 1931 – November 5, 2010) was an African-American operatic mezzo-soprano who successfully transitioned into soprano roles, i.e. soprano sfogato. Verrett enjoyed great fame from the late 1960s through the 1990s, particularly well known for singing the works of Verdi and Donizetti.

        
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  • Classical
  • Soundtrack
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
Macbeth / Act I: Vieni t'affretta...Or tutti sorgete on Verdi: Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi, Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano & Claudio Abbado
Macbeth / Act I: Coro di Streghe: "S'allontanarono!" on Verdi: Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi, Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano & Claudio Abbado
Macbeth / Act I: Scena e Sestetto - Finale I: "Di destarlo per tempo il re m'impose" on Verdi: Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi, Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano & Claudio Abbado
Macbeth / Act I: Gran Scena e Duetto: "Sappia la sposa mia" on Verdi: Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi, Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano & Claudio Abbado
Macbeth / Act I: Scena e Marcia: "Oh donna mia" on Verdi: Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi, Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano & Claudio Abbado
Macbeth / Act II: Si colmi il calice on Verdi: Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi, Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano & Claudio Abbado
Macbeth / Act II: Aria: "La luce langue" on Verdi: Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi, Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano & Claudio Abbado
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral": IV. Presto - Allegro assai - Choral Finale on Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven, London Symphony Orchestra & Josef Krips
Macbeth / Act II: Va', spirto d'abisso! on Verdi: Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi, Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano & Claudio Abbado
Macbeth / Act II: Scena: "Perché mi sfuggi" on Verdi: Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi, Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano & Claudio Abbado

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
L'Africaine (II)Giacomo Meyerbeer / Shirley Verrett, Placido Domingo, Ruth Ann Swenson, Justino Diaz, San Francisco Opera Chorus And San Francisco Opera Orchestra, Maurizio Arena, Lotfi Mansouri, Brian Large2005Single
L'Africaine (I)Giacomo Meyerbeer / Shirley Verrett, Placido Domingo, Ruth Ann Swenson, Justino Diaz, San Francisco Opera Chorus And San Francisco Opera Orchestra, Maurizio Arena, Lotfi Mansouri, Brian Large2005Single
The Fairy Queen (abridged) - Dido & AeneasHenry Purcell, Benita Valente, Paul Esswood, Ian Partridge, Shirley Verrett, Raymond Leppard, Nikolaus Harnoncourt2001Album
La Forza del Destino (IV Act)Giuseppe Verdi, Thomas Schippers, Leontyne Price, Richard Tucker, Robert Merrill, Shirley Verrett2000Album
De Falla: El Amor Brujo/Nights in The Gardens Of Spain/The Three Cornered HatManuel De Falla, Shirley Verrett, Eugene Ormandy, Leopold Stokowski2000Compil.
Samson et DalilaCamille Saint-Saëns - Jon Vickers, Shirley Verrett, Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden & Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Sir Colin Davis2000Single
Giacomo Meyerbeer - l'AfricaineJean Périsson, Evelyn Mandac, Placido Domingo, Shirley Verrett, Norman Mittelmann1999Album
Symphony No. 3 • Symphony No. 1Gustav Mahler - Shirley Verrett, Erich Leinsdorf, Boston Symphony Orchestra1999Compil.
Il Trovatore (Highlights)Giuseppe Verdi - Luciano Pavarotti • Antonella Banaudi • Shirley Verrett • Leo Nucci - Orchestra Of The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino E Chor Des Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Zubin Mehta1996Album
Macbeth (Auszüge · Highlights · Extraits)Placido Domingo / Giuseppe Verdi : Shirley Verrett · Piero Cappuccilli · Nicolai Ghiaurov · Claudio Abbado1992Album
Samson Et DalilaCamille Saint-Saëns, Placido Domingo, Shirley Verrett, Wolfgang Brendel1991Album
Great Operatic DuetsMontserrat Caballé - Shirley Verrett1991Album
CarmenShirley Verrett, Albert Lance, Robert Massard, Isabel Garcisanz, Georges Prêtre, Nadine Sautereau, Jacqueline Broudeur1989Album
RigolettoGiuseppe Verdi, Luciano Pavarotti, Leo Nucci, June Anderson, Shirley Verrett, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra Del Teatro Comunale Di Bologna1989Album
Rigoletto (Highlights)Giuseppe Verdi / Luciano Pavarotti • Leo Nucci • June Anderson • Nicolai Ghiaurov • Shirley Verrett / Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra Del Teatro Comunale Di Bologna E Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna1989Album
Maria StuardaGaetano Donizetti - Leyla Gencer, Franco Tagliavini, Shirley Verrett, Francesco Molinari-Pradelli1988Album
Stabat MaterGioacchino Rossini, Teresa Żylis-Gara, Shirley Verrett, Luciano Pavarotti, Nicola Zaccaria, Orchestra Sinfonica Di Roma Della RAI E Coro di Roma della RAI, Carlo Maria Giulini1988Album
MacbethGiuseppe Verdi, Leo Nucci, Shirley Verrett, Samuel Ramey, Veriano Luchetti, Antonio Barasorda, Orchestra Del Teatro Comunale Di Bologna E Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Riccardo Chailly1987Album
Don CarlosGiuseppe Verdi, Montserrat Caballé, Placido Domingo, Simon Estes, Sherrill Milnes, Ruggero Raimondi, Shirley Verrett, The Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Carlo Maria Giulini1985Album
El Amor Brujo; Notti Nei Giardini di SpagnaManuel De Falla, Shirley Verrett, Leopold Stokowski, Arthur Rubinstein, Ernest Ansermet1982Album
RequiemGiuseppe Verdi - Katia Ricciarelli, Shirley Verrett, Placido Domingo, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Coro Del Teatro Alla Scala E Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala, Claudio Abbado1980Album
Alto Rhapsody / Tragic Overture / Haydn VariationsJohannes Brahms - Shirley Verrett, Eugene Ormandy / The Philadelphia Orchestra1978Album
MacbethGiuseppe Verdi - Shirley Verrett, Piero Cappuccilli, Placido Domingo, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Coro Del Teatro Alla Scala E Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala, Claudio Abbado1976Album
Le Siège De CorintheGioacchino Rossini - Beverly Sills, Shirley Verrett, Justino Diaz, Harry Theyard, The London Symphony Orchestra & The Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Thomas Schippers1975Album
La FavoriteGaetano Donizetti, Alfredo Kraus, Barbara Hendricks, Shirley Verrett, Eve Queler, James Morris, Pablo Elvira1975Album
Gran Gala All' Opera Vol. 2Shirley Verrett, Leontyne Price, Sherrill Milnes, Montserrat Caballé, Carlo Bergonzi, Fiorenza Cossotto, Placido Domingo, Franco Corelli, Georges Prêtre, Thomas Schippers, Zubin Mehta1974Album
Gran Gala All' Opera Vol 3.Sherrill Milnes, Shirley Verrett, Montserrat Caballé, Placido Domingo, Alfredo Kraus, Mirella Freni, Carlo Bergonzi, Leontyne Price, Zubin Mehta, Georges Prêtre, Georg Solti1974Compil.
Vincenzo Bellini's NormaBeverly Sills, Shirley Verrett, Enrico Di Giuseppe, Paul Plishka, James Levine1974Album
Gran Gala All' OperaMontserrat Caballé, Carlo Bergonzi, Sherrill Milnes, Shirley Verrett, Birgit Nilsson, Leontyne Price, Placido Domingo, Georges Prêtre, Herbert von Karajan1974Album
Shirley Verrett Alla Carnegie HallShirley Verrett1971Album
Don CarlosGiuseppe Verdi - Montserrat Caballé, Placido Domingo, Simon Estes, Sherrill Milnes, Ruggero Raimondi, Shirley Verrett, The Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden ; Carlo Maria Giulini1971Album
Greatest HitsGustav Mahler - Eugene Ormandy, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf, Charles Munch, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Shirley Verrett, Maureen Forrester, Lisa Della Casa, Birgit Finnilä1971Compil.
Manuel de Falla - Čarodějná Láska / Richard Wagner - Tristan A IsoldaThe Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski, Shirley Verrett1970Album
Le Regine Della Lirica In Duetti CelebriMontserrat Caballé And Shirley Verrett1970Album
4 Celebri PrimedonneMontserrat Caballé, Shirley Verrett, Leontyne Price, Fiorenza Cossotto1970Compil.
In OperaShirley Verrett1968Album
Symphony No. 3Gustav Mahler - Boston Symphony Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf, Shirley Verrett1967Album
Vocal Music Of VivaldiAntonio Vivaldi, Coro Polifonico Di Roma, Shirley Verrett, Nino Antonellini1967Album
Un Ballo In Maschera (Highlights)Leontyne Price, Carlo Bergonzi, Robert Merrill, Shirley Verrett, Reri Grist, Ezio Flagello, Ferruccio Mazzoli, Giuseppe Verdi1967Album
Singin' In The StormShirley Verrett1966Album
Orfeo Ed EuridiceChristoph Willibald Gluck, Shirley Verrett, Anna Moffo And Judith Raskin1966Album
La Forza del Destino (Highlights)Leontyne Price, Richard Tucker, Robert Merrill, Shirley Verrett, Giorgio Tozzi, Ezio Flagello1966Album
Luisa MillerGiuseppe Verdi, Anna Moffo, Carlo Bergonzi, Shirley Verrett, Cornell MacNeil, Giorgio Tozzi, Ezio Flagello1965Album
Carnegie Hall Recital - January 30, 1965Shirley Verrett1965Album
Verdi: La Forza Del DestinoLeontyne Price, Richard Tucker, Robert Merrill, Shirley Verrett, Giorgio Tozzi, Ezio Flagello1965Album
How Great Thou Art Precious LordShirley VerrettAlbum
Massenet / ChaussonShirley Verrett, Orchestra Sinfonica Di Torino Della RAI, Gabriele FerroAlbum
Seven Popular Spanish SongsShirley VerrettAlbum
How Great Thou Art Precious LordShirley VerrettAlbum
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