Eunice Alberts

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Top American contralto

The American singer, who was one of the leading contralto of America (America).

Alberts was born in 1927 in Boston (Boston), he studied at the Latin School for Girls (Girls` Latin School) and graduated from it in 1940. Half a century later, in 1990,error status: 400Eunice concert debut took place in August 1946, when she was 19 years old, accompanied by the Boston Symphony Orchestra (Boston Symphony Orchestra) at the Tanglewood Music Festival (Tanglewood Music Festival). Soon she joined a group of artists madrigals led Nadia Boulanger (Nadia Boulanger),and toured with them for two years, all of North America (North America) and Europe (Europe).

In the late 40 `s and early 50`s Alberts made a few more times, accompanied by the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood, performing Bach (Bach) and Beethoven (Beethoven).

In 1950, Alberts moved to New York (New York City),where she became a student of the famous conductor and promoter of the opera Boris Goldovsky (Boris Goldovsky). April 30, 1950 held its first New York performance - Eunice sang contralto party in `Elijah` Felix Mendelssohn (Felix Mendelssohn) at the Concert Hall Town Hall (Town Hall). A year later, on June 4, 1951she made her debut in the summer concert with the New York Philharmonic (New York Philharmonic), and this performance has played an important role in her career. Singing Eunice heard Laszlo Halas (Laszlo Halasz), musical director of NYCO, the New York City Opera (New York City Opera),and he offered the young actress a contract with the opera house.

Alberts first sang on stage NYCO October 4, 1951, performing the role of older women (Elderly Woman) in the world premiere of the opera ` Dibbuk` (The Dybbuk) Temkina David (David Tamkin).In the same season she sang Maddalena (Maddalena) in ` Rigoletto` (Rigoletto) and Donna Elvira (Donna Elvira) in ` Don Zhuane` (Don Giovanni).

Alberts has quickly become one of the leading contralto of the country and performed in operas and concerts in the United States. In 1953 she was the soloist in bethovenovskoy Ninth Symphony Orchestra accompanied by the Philadelphia (Philadelphia Orchestra) by Eugene Ormandy (Eugene Ormandy), and has performed with the same orchestra at the Bach Festival in Bethlehem (Bethlehem Bach Festival).

In 1955 it was waiting for a smash success - in particular, Alberts sang with the NewYork Philharmonic under Leonard Bernstein (Leonard Bernstein) in the hall of the UN General Assembly (UN General Assembly Hall) and two seasons artists joined the Lyric Opera of Chicago (Lyric Opera of Chicago). In Chicago, it added to the repertoire of ` Puritanami` (I puritani),` Trubadurom` (Il Trovatore),` Madame Batterflyay` (Madama Butterfly),` Faustom` (Faust), ` Rural chestyu` (Cavalleria rusticana),` Love three koroley` (L`amore dei tre re), ` Girl with Zapada` (La fanciulla del West) ` Shene` Andrea (Andrea Chenier),` Valkiriey` (Die Walkure) and ` Salomeey` (Salome).

After Chicago Alberts performed the leading roles in KansasCity (Kansas City Opera), Opera of New Orleans (New Orleans Opera), Opera Cincinnati (Cincinnati Opera) and the Houston Grand Opera (Houston Grand Opera).

In the early 1960s, Alberts decided to go back to school, because, despite the acclaim, she never received a formal education. In 1967 she received a bachelor`s degree from the New England Conservatory (New England Conservatory), while continuing to perform in concerts and in the opera.

On the opera stage Alberts from the 60s and up to 80 e - performed with the Boston Opera Company (Opera Company of Boston) Sarah Caldwell (Sarah Caldwell).Among her roles in Caldwell were Gertrud (Gertrud) in the opera ` Hansel and Gretel` (Hansel und Gretel), Mrs. Quickly (Mistress Quickly) in ` Falstafe` (Falstaff), Ratmir (Ratmir) in ` Ruslan and Lyudmile` (Ruslan and Ludmilla), mother of Ksenia (Kseniya`s nurse) in ` Godunove` Boris (Boris Godunov),Alice (Alice) in ` Lucia di Lammermur` (Lucia di Lammermoor), and many others.

By the end of the 80s Younis left the scene and has long taught at the vocal department of the University of Massachusetts - Lowell (University of Massachusetts Lowell). The singer died on April 13, 2012

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