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Rise Stevens Dies

Risë Stevens: A Brief Tribute

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 05.25.2013 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

Until my late teens Risë Stevens was all I knew of opera. I am sure mom wore out the grooves listening to the overture, and the arias "Habañera" and "Séguidilla". I knew these, too, by osmosis.

Met Opera Singer Rise Stevens Dies At 99

AP | By DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 05.21.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Mezzo-soprano opera star Rise Stevens, who sang with the Metropolitan Opera for more than 20 years spanning the 1940s and 1950s, has died....