Carol Neblett American soprano 1946-2017

Carol Neblett American soprano R.I.P

In 1976, she performed Tosca, with Luciano Pavarotti, at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. In 1977, she sang the part of Minnie in La fanciulla del West (one of her great successes), with Plácido Domingo, for Queen Elizabeth II’s 25th Jubilee Celebration at Covent Garden.

Carol Neblett American soprano 1946-2017

Carol Neblett (born February 1, 1946, in Modesto, California) is an American operatic soprano.

Life and career

Neblett studied at the University of California, Los Angeles, and in 1969, made her operatic debut with the New York City Opera, playing the part of Musetta in Puccini’s La bohème. With that company, she continued to sing many leading roles, in Mefistofele (with Norman Treigle), Prince Igor (conducted by Julius Rudel), Faust, Manon, Louise (opposite John Alexander, later Harry Theyard), La traviata, Le coq d’or, Carmen (as Micaëla, with Joy Davidson, staged by Tito Capobianco), Le nozze di Figaro (as the Contessa Almaviva, with Michael Devlin and Susanne Marsee), Don Giovanni (as Donna Elvira), L’incoronazione di Poppea (withAlan Titus as Nerone), Ariadne auf Naxos (directed by Sarah Caldwell), and Die tote Stadt (in Frank Corsaro’s production).

In 1976, she performed Tosca, with Luciano Pavarotti, at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. In 1977, she sang the part of Minnie in La fanciulla del West (one of her great successes), with Plácido Domingo, for Queen Elizabeth II’s 25th Jubilee Celebration at Covent Garden.

In 1979, she made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Senta in Der fliegende Holländer, in Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s production, opposite José van Dam. She sang with the Met, until 1993, in Tosca, La bohème, Un ballo in maschera (with Carlo Bergonzi), Don Giovanni, Manon Lescaut, Falstaff (with Giuseppe Taddei),  and La fanciulla del West.[1]

During her career, she has sung all over the world, including in San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Buenos Aires, Salzburg, Hamburg, Los Angeles, and London. Her recordings include Musetta inLa bohème, with Renata Scotto, Alfredo Kraus, Sherrill Milnes and Paul Plishka, for Angel/EMI, James Levine conducting (1979); La fanciulla del West, with Domingo and Milnes, Zubin Mehta conducting (DGG, 1977); Mahler’s Symphony No.2 (”Resurrection”) with Claudio Abbado, Marilyn Horne, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (DGG, 1977); and Marietta in Korngold’s Die tote Stadt, with René Kollo, Erich Leinsdorfconducting (RCA, 1975).

She has appeared in several performances on television, including a tribute to George London at the Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. She also appeared as a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

Miss Neblett is currently an artist in residence and voice instructor at Chapman University in Southern California.  She is also on the faculty of the International Lyric Academy in Rome.

Her brief nude scene in a 1973 staging of Massenet’s Thaïs, for the New Orleans Opera Association, made international headlines.

Videography

  • Mozart: La clemenza di Tito (Troyanos, Tappy; Levine, Ponnelle, 1979)
  • Puccini: La fanciulla del West (Domingo, Carroli; Santi, Faggioni, 1982) [live]

 

På svenska

Hon var elev bl.a. till Lotte Lehmann och Pierre Bernac. Efter att ha turnerat med en kringresande ensemble kom hon 1969 till New York City Opera där hon debuterade som Musetta i Bohéme.

Senare framträdde hon på de stora scenerna i USA och Sovjetunionen samt på Covent Garden,Wiener Staatsoper och vid festspelen i Salzburg.Till hennes glanspartier hör Minnie i Flickan från Vilda västern, titelpartiet i Charpentiers Louise, Turandot, Marietta i Die tote Stadt och Violetta i La traviata.

Metropolitan Opera

[Met Performance] CID:256750
New production
Der Fliegende Holländer {106}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/8/1979
Debuts: Carol Neblett, Pet Halmen
Review
[Met Performance] CID:256800
Der Fliegende Holländer {107}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/13/1979
[Met Performance] CID:256830
Der Fliegende Holländer {108}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/16/1979
[Met Performance] CID:256870
Der Fliegende Holländer {109}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/20/1979
[Met Performance] CID:256900
Der Fliegende Holländer {110}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/23/1979
[Met Performance] CID:257050
Der Fliegende Holländer {113}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/4/1979
[Met Performance] CID:257090
Der Fliegende Holländer {114}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/7/1979
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:257140
Der Fliegende Holländer {115}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/12/1979
[Met Performance] CID:260810
Tosca {649}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/13/1980
Review
[Met Performance] CID:260900
Tosca {650}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/19/1980
[Met Performance] CID:260940
Tosca {651}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/22/1980
Debut: Brett Fishman
[Met Performance] CID:260970
Tosca {652}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/25/1980
[Met Performance] CID:261000
Tosca {653}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/28/1980
[Met Performance] CID:261050
Tosca {654}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/2/1980
[Met Performance] CID:261090
Tosca {655}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/5/1980
[Met Performance] CID:264280
Don Giovanni {365}
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.; 04/25/1981
[Met Performance] CID:264420
Don Giovanni {366}
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.; 05/2/1981
[Met Performance] CID:264440
Don Giovanni {367}
Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta, Georgia; 05/5/1981
[Met Performance] CID:264500
Don Giovanni {368}
Dixon-Myers Hall, Memphis, Tennessee; 05/11/1981
[Met Performance] CID:264550
Don Giovanni {369}
State Fair Music Hall,Dallas, Texas; 05/16/1981
[Met Performance] CID:264630
Don Giovanni {370}
Minneapolis, Minnesota; 05/23/1981
[Met Performance] CID:264700
Don Giovanni {371}
Masonic Temple, Detroit, Michigan; 05/29/1981
[Met Performance] CID:264730
Don Giovanni {372}
Cleveland Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio; 06/1/1981
[Met Performance] CID:264800
Don Giovanni {373}
Metropolitan Center, Boston, Massachusetts; 06/8/1981
[Met Performance] CID:266650
Tosca {664}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/17/1981
[Met Performance] CID:266700
Tosca {665}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/21/1981
[Met Performance] CID:266740
Tosca {666}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/26/1981
[Met Performance] CID:266780
Tosca {667}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/30/1981
[Met Performance] CID:266830 Opera News
Tosca {668}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/5/1981
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:271370
La Bohème {843}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/24/1983
Review
[Met Performance] CID:271400
La Bohème {844}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/27/1983
[Met Performance] CID:271460
La Bohème {845}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/1/1983
[Met Performance] CID:271490
La Bohème {846}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/4/1983
[Met Performance] CID:271520
La Bohème {847}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/7/1983
[Met Performance] CID:271590
La Bohème {849}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/12/1983
[Met Performance] CID:271630
Un Ballo in Maschera {191}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/16/1983
[Met Performance] CID:350810 Opera News
Un Ballo in Maschera {192}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/19/1983
Broadcast
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:274270
Centennial Gala II
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/22/1983
100th Anniversary of the Metropolitan Opera
Broadcast / Telecast
Review
[Met Performance] CID:274380
Don Giovanni {374}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/3/1983
Debut: Roberta Alexander
[Met Performance] CID:274420
Don Giovanni {375}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/7/1983
[Met Performance] CID:274450
Don Giovanni {376}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/10/1983
[Met Performance] CID:274510
Don Giovanni {377}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/16/1983
[Met Performance] CID:274550
Don Giovanni {378}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/19/1983
[Met Performance] CID:274570
Don Giovanni {379}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/22/1983
Debut: Gösta Winbergh
[Met Performance] CID:274610
Don Giovanni {380}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/26/1983
[Met Performance] CID:274640
Don Giovanni {381}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/29/1983
[Met Performance] CID:274670
Don Giovanni {382}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/2/1983
[Met Performance] CID:275680
Don Giovanni {386}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/7/1984
[Met Performance] CID:275710
Don Giovanni {387}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/10/1984
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:276010
Manon Lescaut {167}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/6/1984
[Met Performance] CID:276080
Manon Lescaut {168}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/11/1984
[Met Performance] CID:276120
Manon Lescaut {169}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/14/1984
[Met Performance] CID:276150
Manon Lescaut {170}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/17/1984
[Met Performance] CID:276200
Manon Lescaut {171}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/20/1984
[Met Performance] CID:282150
Falstaff {133}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/8/1985
[Met Performance] CID:282180
Falstaff {134}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/11/1985
[Met Performance] CID:282230
Falstaff {135}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/16/1985
[Met Performance] CID:282260
Falstaff {136}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/19/1985
[Met Performance] CID:282320
Falstaff {137}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/25/1985
[Met Performance] CID:282380
Falstaff {138}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/31/1985
[Met Performance] CID:283570
Falstaff {139}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/28/1986
[Met Performance] CID:283600
Falstaff {140}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/3/1986
[Met Performance] CID:283650  Opera News
Falstaff {141}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/8/1986
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:295520
La Bohème {933}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/24/1989
Debut: Fiamma Izzo D’Amico, Paolo Coni
[Met Performance] CID:295550
La Bohème {934}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/27/1989
[Met Performance] CID:295600
La Bohème {935}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/4/1989
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:295640
La Bohème {936}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/8/1989
Debut: Kallen Esperian
[Met Performance] CID:295680
La Bohème {937}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/11/1989
[Met Performance] CID:310520
Tosca {748}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/11/1992
[Met Performance] CID:311750
La Fanciulla del West {94}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/15/1993
[Met Performance] CID:314310
La Bohème {989}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/29/1993
Debut: Carlo Rizzi
[Met Performance] CID:314350
La Bohème {990}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/2/1993
[Met Performance] CID:314380
La Bohème {991}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/5/1993
[Met Performance] CID:314410
La Bohème {992}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/8/1993
[Met Performance] CID:314450
La Bohème {993}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/12/1993
Debut: Vincenzo La Scola
Review
[Met Performance] CID:314500
La Bohème {994}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/17/1993
[Met Performance] CID:314540
La Bohème {995}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/20/1993
[Met Performance] CID:314560
La Bohème {996}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/23/1993
[Met Performance] CID:314590
La Bohème {997}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/27/1993
[Met Performance] CID:314620
La Bohème {998}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/30/1993
[Met Performance] CID:314670
La Bohème {999}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/4/1993
Debut: Angela Gheorghiu, Manuel Lanza
[Met Performance] CID:314710
La Bohème {1000}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/9/1993
Debut: Fernando de la Mora
[Met Performance] CID:314810
La Bohème {1002}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/18/1993
Debut: Lucia Mazzaria
[Met Performance] CID:314830
La Bohème {1003}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/21/1993
Debut: Robert Maher, Jay Bahny

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