American operatic sopranoDied when: 76 years 175 days (917 months)
Star Sign: Libra
Beverly Bower (September 30, 1925 – March 24, 2002) was an American operatic soprano who had an active international opera career from the mid-1950s through the early 1970s.
She began her opera career at the New York City Opera where she sang between 1956 and 1963.She later worked mainly as a freelance artist with important opera companies throughout the United States and with a few opera companies in Europe.
Possessing a warm lyrical voice with a considerable amount of power and dexterity, Bower was able to sing an unusually broad repertoire.
She tackled coloratura soprano roles like Fiordiligi in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Così fan tutte and Violetta in Giuseppe Verdi's La traviata, lyric soprano roles like Micaëla in Georges Bizet's Carmen and Hanna Glawari in Franz Lehár's The Merry Widow, and spinto soprano roles like the title heroines in Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly and Tosca.
She even spent three years at the Metropolitan Opera singing mainly Wagnerian soprano roles.