Celebrating the life of Shirley Verrett

Shirley Verrett was born in New Orleans on the 31st of May in 1931. Her operatic debut was 1957 in Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia. Not the best choice, considering her family practiced Seventh-Day Adventism, and was not in agreement with her pursuing an opera career. In 1968 she made her New York Metropolitan… Continue reading Celebrating the life of Shirley Verrett