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Beverly Sills

Fecha de nacimiento: 25. Mayo 1929
Fecha de muerte: 2. Julio 2007

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Beverly Sills , de origen ucraniano-rumano, fue la más famosa cantante estadounidense de ópera de los años 60 y los 70. Fue tan famosa como soprano de coloratura que la apodaron "La Reina de la Ópera Americana" destacándose luego como empresaria, ejecutiva, periodista y directora de teatros y organizadora.

Su larga carrera lírica profesional comenzó en 1945 pero recién despuntó en 1966 y su período mejor duró apenas una década. Sobreviviente de cáncer, después de retirarse en el año 1980, fue la férrea directora general de la Ópera de Nueva York o New York City Opera a la que salvó de bancarrota e implementó el sistema de subtítulos en ópera por primera vez en Estados Unidos.

En 1994, fue presidenta del Lincoln Center y, en 2002, de la Metropolitan Opera, la primera mujer en dirigirlos.

Madre de dos hijos discapacitados, Sills aprovechó su fama para ayudar en la prevención y el tratamiento de los defectos de nacimiento, recaudando más de 70 millones de dólares para la causa.

Fue una pionera entre las mujeres de su era y un ícono cultural estadounidense, especialmente neoyorquino. Un crítico escribió "Si debo recomendar una atracción en la ciudad de Nueva York, Beverly Sills es la primera en mi lista".

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Frases Beverly Sills

„There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.“

—  Beverly Sills
As quoted in Conquering an Enemy Called Average (1996) by John L. Mason

„I needed to sing — desperately.“

—  Beverly Sills
Context: I needed to sing — desperately. My voice poured out more easily because I was no longer singing for anyone's approval; I was beyond caring about the public's reaction, I just wanted to enjoy myself. … I had found a kind of serenity, a new maturity, as a result of my childrens' problems. I didn't feel better or stronger than anyone else but it seemed no longer important whether everyone loved me or not — more important now was for me to love them. Feeling that way turns your whole life around; living becomes the act of giving. Bubbles : A Self-Portrait (1976), p. 114

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„My voice had a long, nonstop career.“

—  Beverly Sills
Context: My voice had a long, nonstop career. It deserves to be put to bed with quiet and dignity, not yanked out every once in a while to see if it can still do what it used to do. It can't. As quoted in TIME (1983), and The Beacon Book of Quotations by Women (1992) by Rosalie Maggio

„I lived through the garbage. I might as well dine on the caviar.“

—  Beverly Sills
Context: Why should I go when it's going so good? … I lived through the garbage. I might as well dine on the caviar. As quoted in "Caviar for Beverly Sills" in The New York Times (15 October 1984) http://www.nytimes.com/1984/10/15/nyregion/new-york-day-by-day-caviar-for-beverly-sills.html

„I didn't feel better or stronger than anyone else but it seemed no longer important whether everyone loved me or not — more important now was for me to love them. Feeling that way turns your whole life around; living becomes the act of giving.“

—  Beverly Sills
Context: I needed to sing — desperately. My voice poured out more easily because I was no longer singing for anyone's approval; I was beyond caring about the public's reaction, I just wanted to enjoy myself. … I had found a kind of serenity, a new maturity, as a result of my childrens' problems. I didn't feel better or stronger than anyone else but it seemed no longer important whether everyone loved me or not — more important now was for me to love them. Feeling that way turns your whole life around; living becomes the act of giving. Bubbles : A Self-Portrait (1976), p. 114

„You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.“

—  Beverly Sills
As quoted in Incredible Quotations : 230 Thought-Provoking Quotes with Prompts to Spark Students' Writing, Thinking, and Discussion (1997) by Jacqueline Sweeney

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„You don't always get what you ask for, but you never get what you don't ask for... unless it's contagious!“

—  Beverly Sills
Franklyn Broude, as quoted in Sitting on a File Cabinet, Naked, with a Gun: True Stories of Silicon Valley (2009) by Linda McFarland, Joanne Linden and Sharon Turnoy

„Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance.“

—  Beverly Sills
Pythagoras, as quoted in Treasury of Thought : Forming an Encyclopædia of Quotations from Ancient and Modern Authors (1894) by Maturin Murray Ballou

„Art is the signature of civilizations.“

—  Beverly Sills
As quoted in The Beacon Book of Quotations by Women (1992) by Rosalie Maggio

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„In youth, we run into difficulties. In old age, difficulties run into us.“

—  Beverly Sills
Josh Billings, as quoted in Mac's Giant Book of Quips and Quotes (1983) by E. C. McKenzie

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