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Risë Stevens (1913–2013)

One of the great voices of the Metropolitan Opera, New York-born mezzo-soprano Rise (pronounced REE-za) Stevens made her debut with the company in 1939 as Octavian in Richard Strauss's "Der Rosenkavalier" in a tour performance in Philadelphia. Her other notable roles in 21 years with the company included the two characterizations most associated ... See full bio »

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 1958 Little Women (TV Movie)
Margaret March
 1958 Hansel and Gretel (TV Movie)
 1956 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Carmen in 'Carmen' scene
- Festival of Music (1956) ... Carmen in 'Carmen' scene
 1955 The Chocolate Soldier (TV Movie)
 1952 Carmen (TV Movie)
 1952 All Star Revue (TV Series)
Guest Opera Mezzo-Soprano
- Episode #3.4 (1952) ... Guest Opera Mezzo-Soprano
 1949 Der Rosenkavalier (TV Movie)
 1947 Carnegie Hall
Risë Stevens
 1944 Going My Way
Genevieve Linden
 1941 The Chocolate Soldier
Maria Lanyi
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Appeared on "Sunday Night at the London Palladium" in 1961. See more »

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4 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Rise Stevens

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[ observation, 1990] While I was a young singer, people always talked to us about a golden age of opera. Now they tell me that I was part of a golden age. It's all a little ridiculous. We are actually living in a golden age right now, an age of great American voices. See more »


Became a grandmother for the 1st time at age 76 when her son Nicolas Surovy and his wife Marguerite Surovy became parents to a daughter, Marisa Z. Surovy, on October 7, 1989. See more »



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