FULL Legende cu o legenda. VIRGINIA ZEANI Documentary Romania 2016
Information on the Performance
- Work Title: Legende cu o legenda. VIRGINIA ZEANI
- Composer: N/A
- Libretto: N/A
- Venue & Opera Company: Palm Beach Florida, Romania
- Recorded: 2016
- Type: Other
- Singers: Virginia Zeani
- Stage Director:
- Costume Designer:
Information about the Recording
- Published by: TVR
- Date Published: 2016
- Format: Broadcast
- Quality Video: 3 Audio:3
- Subtitles: nosubs
- Video Recording from: YouTube     FULL VIDEO
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS PERFORMANCE
Quote from Wikipedia:
Virginia Zeani (born Virginia Zehan; 21 October 1925), is a Romanian-born opera singer who sang leading soprano roles in the opera houses of Europe and North America.
As a singer, she was known for her dramatic intensity and the beauty, wide range, and suppleness of her voice which allowed her to sing a repertoire of 69 roles ranging from the heroines in belcanto operas by Rossini and Donizetti to those of Wagner, Puccini and Verdi. She also created roles in several 20th-century operas, including Blanche in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites.
Zeani made her professional debut in 1948 as Violetta in La traviata, which would become one of her signature roles; she has since sung the opera over 640 times.
After her retirement from the stage in 1982, she became a well-known voice teacher. She was married to the Italian bass Nicola Rossi-Lemeni from 1957 until his death in 1991. A Distinguished Professor Emerita at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music where she taught for many years, Zeani lives in Palm Beach County, Florida and has continued to teach singing privately.