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Dorothy Warenskjold

Show Count: 35
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Role: Old Time Radio Star
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Born: May 11, 1921 , San Leandro, California, USA
Died: December 27, 2010, Lenexa, Kansas, USA

Dorothy Warenskjold (May 11, 1921, San Leandro, California — December 27, 2010, Lenexa, Kansas) was an American lyric soprano who had an active career in operas and concerts from the mid-1940s through the early 1960s. She made several recordings for Capital Records.

Life and career 

Warenskjold studied music at Mills College in Oakland, California. As an opera singer, she worked mainly with the San Francisco Opera (SFO) where she made her debut in October 1948 as Nannetta in Giuseppe Verdi's Falstaff. She performed with the SFO for the next eight consecutive seasons, performing such roles as Antonia in The Tales of Hoffmann, Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, Liù inTurandot, Marzelline in Fidelio, Micaëla in Carmen, Mimì in La bohème, Pamina in The Magic Flute, and Sophie in Werther. Her final appearance at the SFO was in October 1955 as Sophie in Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf as the Marschallin and Frances Bible as Octavian.

Warenskjold also appeared as a guest artist with several American opera companies and toured the United States with a few traveling opera companies. In addition to her work on stage, she also performed regularly on the radio and on television during the 1940s and 1950s. She was frequently heard on the programs Harvest of Stars, The Voice of Firestone and The Railroad Hour. In 1950 she performed the roles of Antonia and Stella in the NBC Opera Theatre's television production of The Tales of Hoffmann. After retiring from singing in the early 1960s, she joined the voice faculty of the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture where she taught for many years as an adjunct faculty member.

Source: Wikipedia

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