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Shirley Verrett (1931–2010)

Shirley Verrett was born on May 31, 1931 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. She was an actress, known for Life Is Beautiful (1997), The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977) and Macbeth (1987). She was married to Louis LoMonaco and James Carter. She died on November 5, 2010 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Life Is Beautiful Soundtrack
Macbeth Lady Macbeth


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 1992 La favorita (TV Movie)
 1990 Cavalleria rusticana (TV Movie)
 1990 Maggio musicale
 1988 L'africaine (TV Movie)
 1987/I Macbeth
Lady Macbeth
 1984 Moïse (TV Movie)
 1981/II Samson et Dalila (TV Movie)
 1981/I Samson et Dalila (TV Movie)
 1978 The Metropolitan Opera Presents (TV Series)
Floria Tosca
- Tosca (1978) ... Floria Tosca
 1976 Macbeth (TV Movie)
Lady Macbeth
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Other Works:

She was hired to perform the Wood Dove in the Schoenberg's opera, "Gurrelieder," with the Houston Symphony Orchestra. Unfortunately, the orchestra's board would not allow the African American soprano to appear. Leopold Stokowski was conductor at the time. To make amends, he had her perform for Falla's opera, "Amor Brujo," with ... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »

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Shirley Verrett-Carter

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She is survived by a granddaughter, her adopted daughter Francesca LoMonaco, and her husband, Lou LoMonaco. See more »

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