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Risë Stevens (Risë Gus Steenberg)

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Biography

Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
One of the great voices of the Metropolitan Opera, New York-born mezzo-soprano Rise (pronounced REE-za) Stevens made her debut with the company in 1939 as Octavian in Richard Strauss's "Der Rosenkavalier" in a tour performance in Philadelphia. Her other notable roles in 21 years with the company included the two characterizations most associated with her, the title role in Bizet's "Carmen" and Dalila in Saint-Saens's "Samson et Dalila," Laura in Ponchielli's "La Gioconda," Marfa in Mussorgsky's "Khovanschina," Prince Orlofsky in Johann Strauss's "Die Fledermaus," and Hansel in Humperdinck's "Hansel und Gretel. Read more...

Actor

Character: Maria Lanyi

The Chocolate Soldier 1941

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Character: Genevieve Linden

Going My Way 1944

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Character: Risë Stevens

Carnegie Hall 1947

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Character: Glinda, the Good Witch

Journey Back to Oz 1974

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Character: Herself - Mezzo-Soprano Opera Singer

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards 2014

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Character: Carmen in 'Carmen' scene

Producers' Showcase 1954

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