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New York Metropolitan Opera

OPERA

Official Website:
http://www.metoperafamily.org/

Founding Date:
1880

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Licia Albanese
Singer
22-Jul-1913   Operatic soprano, La Bohème
Frances Alda
Singer
31-May-1879 18-Sep-1952 Operatic soprano, NY Metropolitan Opera
Paul Althouse
Singer
2-Dec-1889 6-Feb-1954 Operatic tenor
Lucine Amara
Singer
1-Mar-1924   Operatic soprano, NY Metropolitan Opera
Pasquale Amato
Singer
21-Mar-1878 13-Aug-1942 Operatic baritone, NY Metropolitan Opera
Marian Anderson
Singer
27-Feb-1897 8-Apr-1993 Operatic contralto
Leonore Annenberg
Socialite
20-Feb-1918 12-Mar-2009 Wife of Walter Annenberg
Martina Arroyo
Singer
2-Feb-1937   Operatic soprano
Rose Bampton
Singer
28-Nov-1907 21-Aug-2007 Operatic soprano
Mercedes Bass
Socialite
?   Wife of Sid Bass
Sid Bass
Business
1942   Fort Worth Billionaire
Frank A. Bennack, Jr.
Business
12-Feb-1933   CEO of Hearst, 1979-2002
Stanley M. Bergman
Business
c. 1950   CEO of Henry Schein
Rudolf Bing
Business
9-Jan-1902 2-Sep-1997 Manager of the NY Metropolitan Opera, 1950-72
Jussi Björling
Singer
2-Feb-1911 9-Sep-1960 Operatic tenor
Judith Blegen
Singer
27-Apr-1941   Operatic soprano
Artur Bodanzky
Conductor
16-Dec-1877 23-Nov-1939 Opera Conductor at the NY Met, 1915-39
Michael Bohnen
Singer
2-May-1887 26-Apr-1965 Operatic bass baritone
Bruna Castagna
Singer
15-Oct-1905 10-Jul-1983 Operatic contralto/mezzo-soprano
Feodor Chaliapin
Singer
13-Feb-1873 12-Apr-1938 Operatic bass
Leonard S. Coleman, Jr.
Administrator
17-Feb-1949   President of MLB National League, 1994-99
Bruce Crawford
Business
16-Mar-1929   CEO of Omnicom Group, 1989-96
Alberto Cribiore
Business
c. 1946   Brera Capital Partners
Milton Cross
Radio Personality
16-Apr-1897 3-Jan-1975 Announcer, voice of the Metropolitan Opera
Geraldine Farrar
Singer
28-Feb-1882 11-Mar-1967 Soprano, New York Metropolitan Opera
Eileen Farrell
Singer
13-Feb-1920 23-Mar-2002 Operatic soprano
Kirsten Flagstad
Singer
12-Jul-1895 7-Dec-1962 Wagnerian soprano
Valery Gergiev
Conductor
2-May-1953   Principal Conductor, LSO
Ray J. Groves
Business
c. 1935   CEO of Ernst & Young, 1977-94
Victor Herbert
Composer
1-Feb-1859 24-May-1924 Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life
Jerome Hines
Singer
8-Nov-1921 4-Feb-2003 Operatic bass, NY Metropolitan Opera
Klaus Kleinfeld
Business
6-Nov-1957   President and COO of Alcoa
Bruce Kovner
Activist
Feb-1945   Caxton Associates billionaire
Rafael Kubelik
Conductor
29-Jun-1914 11-Aug-1996 Conductor, Czech Philharmonic, 1942-48
Lilli Lehmann
Singer
24-Nov-1848 17-May-1929 Operatic, Wagnerian soprano
Erich Leinsdorf
Conductor
4-Feb-1912 11-Sep-1993 Music Director, Boston Symphony, 1962-69
James Levine
Conductor
23-Jun-1943   Music Director, NY Metropolitan Opera
Cornell MacNeil
Singer
24-Sep-1922 15-Jul-2011 Operatic baritone, NY Metropolitan Opera
Jean Madeira
Singer
14-Nov-1924 11-Jul-1972 Operatic contralto, Carmen
Dorothy Maynor
Singer
3-Sep-1910 19-Feb-1996 Soprano, founder of Harlem School of the Arts
Richard Mayr
Singer
18-Nov-1877 1-Dec-1935 Operatic bass
John McCormack
Singer
14-Jun-1884 16-Sep-1945 Operatic tenor, Irish balladeer
James McCracken
Singer
16-Dec-1926 30-Apr-1988 Operatic tenor, Otello
Lauritz Melchior
Singer
20-Mar-1890 18-Mar-1973 Wagnerian operatic tenor
Robert Merrill
Singer
4-Jun-1917 23-Oct-2004 Operatic baritone, NY Metropolitan Opera
Sherrill Milnes
Singer
10-Jan-1935   Operatic baritone, Metropolitan Opera
Dimitri Mitropoulos
Conductor
1-Mar-1896 2-Nov-1960 Conductor, NY Philharmonic, 1949-58
Pierre Monteux
Conductor
4-Apr-1875 1-Jul-1964 Music Director, SF Symphony, 1935-52
Jan Peerce
Singer
3-Jun-1904 15-Dec-1984 Operatic tenor, NY Metropolitan Opera
Roberta Peters
Singer
4-May-1930   Coloratura soprano, NY Metropolitan Opera
Ezio Pinza
Singer
18-May-1892 9-May-1957 Operatic bass, NY Metropolitan Opera
Rosa Ponselle
Singer
22-Jan-1897 25-May-1981 Operatic soprano, NY Metropolitan Opera
Leontyne Price
Singer
10-Feb-1927   Operatic soprano
Fritz Reiner
Conductor
19-Dec-1888 15-Nov-1963 Music Director, Chicago Symphony, 1953-62
Max Rudolf
Conductor
15-Jun-1902 28-Feb-1995 Director, Cincinnati Symphony, 1958-71
Basil Ruysdael
Actor
24-Jul-1888 10-Oct-1960 The Cocoanuts
Renata Scotto
Singer
24-Feb-1934   Italian operatic soprano
Gary L. Seevers
Economist
c. 1938   Council of Economic Advisers, 1973-75
Beverly Sills
Singer
25-May-1929 2-Jul-2007 Soprano at the New York City Opera
Leo Slezak
Singer
18-Aug-1873 1-Jun-1946 Operatic tenor
Eleanor Steber
Singer
17-Jul-1914 3-Oct-1990 Operatic soprano, NY Metropolitan Opera
Risë Stevens
Singer
11-Jun-1913   Mezzo-Soprano at the Metropolitan Opera
George Szell
Conductor
7-Jun-1897 30-Jul-1970 Conductor, Cleveland Orchestra, 1946-70
Robert I. Toll
Business
c. 1941   Co-Founder of Toll Brothers
Arturo Toscanini
Conductor
25-Mar-1867 16-Jan-1957 20th Century virtuoso conductor
Helen Traubel
Singer
16-Jun-1899 28-Jul-1972 Wagnerian soprano
Tatiana Troyanos
Singer
12-Sep-1938 21-Aug-1993 Operatic Mezzo-Soprano
Gabriella Tucci
Singer
4-Aug-1929   Operatic soprano
Richard Tucker
Singer
28-Aug-1913 8-Jan-1975 Operatic tenor, NY Metropolitan Opera
Astrid Varnay
Singer
25-Apr-1918 4-Sep-2006 Wagnerian soprano
Shirley Verrett
Singer
31-May-1931 5-Nov-2010 Mezzo-soprano at the Met
Joseph Volpe
Administrator
2-Jul-1940   GM Metropolitan Opera, 1990-2006
Leonard Warren
Singer
21-Apr-1911 4-Mar-1960 Operatic baritone, NY Metropolitan Opera
Thomas J. Watson
Business
17-Feb-1874 19-Jun-1956 Led IBM into the computer era


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