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Lily Pons (1898–1976)

A principal Metropolitan Opera coloratura soprano, she appeared also on radio, in several films, and on TV. See full bio »


(age 77) in Dallas, Texas, USA

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 2008 $9.99 (performer: "Die Zauberflote, Ach Ich Fuhl's")
 1982 Oro, plata, mata (performer: "Mignon: Act II, Polonaise")
 1958 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.32 (1958) ... (performer: "An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 (On the Beautiful Blue Danube)", "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup" - uncredited)
 1947 Carnegie Hall (performer: "Vocalise", "Bell Song", "Ah !... Par les dieux inspirés... Où va la jeune indoue")
 1937 Hitting a New High (performer: "I Hit a New High" (1937), "This Never Happened Before" (1937), "Let's Give Love Another Chance" (1937), "The Nightingale's Song (Air du Rossignol)" (1902), "Je suis Titania" (1866), "Mad Scene" (1835))
 1936 That Girl from Paris (performer: "The Call to Arms" (1936), "Seal It with a Kiss" (1936), "The Blue Danube Waltz, Opus 314" (1867) (uncredited), "Una voce poco fa" (1816) (uncredited))
 1935 I Dream Too Much (performer: "I Dream Too Much" (1935) (uncredited), "The Jockey on the Carousel" (1935) (uncredited), "I Got Love" (1935) (uncredited), "I'm the Echo (You're the Song That I Love)" (1935) (uncredited), "Bell Song" from the opera "Lakmé" (1881-82))
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Potomac Watergate (on the Barge), 16 July 1942, with National Symphony Orchestra, for the benefit of Army and Navy Relief.

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5' (1.52 m)

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An unknown when she came to the United States to audition for the Met, timing was on her side when the coloratura position became vacant due to illness. Pons became an overnight success and is credited with saving the Met from bankruptcy during the Depression. See more »


Delibes's "Bell Song", in which she could reach the high F!

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