American operatic sopranoDied when: 86 years 175 days (1037 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn
Evelyn Shulman Lear (January 8, 1926 – July 1, 2012) was an American operatic soprano.Between 1959 and 1992, she appeared in more than forty operatic roles, appeared with every major opera company in the United States and won a Grammy Award in 1966.
She was well known for her musical versatility, having sung all three main female roles in Der Rosenkavalier.Lear was also known for her work on 20th century pieces by Robert Ward, Alban Berg, Marvin David Levy, Rudolf Kelterborn and Giselher Klebe.
She was married to the American bass-baritone Thomas Stewart until his death in 2006.
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