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Kathleen Battle

Kathleen Battle was born on August 13, 1948 in Portsmouth, Ohio, USA. She was the youngest of seven children in the African-American family, with a good tradition of singing spirituals. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in Ohio (1971) and taught music to Cincinnati's inner-city youth, while continuing her... See full bio »
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 1991/I Die Zauberflöte (TV Movie)
 1991 L'elisir d'amore (TV Movie)
 1985-1988 The Metropolitan Opera Presents (TV Series)
Rosina / Zerbinetta / Susanna
- Ariadne auf Naxos (1988) ... Zerbinetta
 1987/II Don Giovanni (TV Movie)
 1983 Così fan tutte (TV Movie)
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Afro-American operatic soprano, specializing in Franch and Italian roles. See more »



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