She made her debut in 1980 as Pamina at the Houston Grand Opera . In Europe she had her debut on June 5, 1982 in the Komische Oper in Berlin as "Mimi" (director: Harry Kupfer , Musical Director: Rolf Reuter ). In the same year she sang in Zurich the Elettra in Mozart's opera Idomeneo . After the following tour through Europe she went to New York in 1983 to the Metropolitan Opera . In the following years she sang great roles such as Mimi in Puccini's La Bohème , the role of Fiordiligi in Mozart's opera Così fan tutte or the role of Donna Anna in Don Giovanni . In the following years she went back to Europe, initially at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden . Then she sang at all the major opera houses in Berlin, Hamburg , Vienna , Zurich and Venice . Further engagements followed at New York's Carnegie Hall , the Wiener Musikverein , London's Wigmore Hall and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. She has lived in the Netherlands since 1972.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American opera singer (soprano)|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 3, 1949|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Lynchburg , Virginia , USA|