BuenosAiresHerald.com | Thursday, February 12, 2015
Soprano Helena Arizmendi dies
Argentine soprano Helena Arizmendi, who enjoyed a sterling career at the Teatro Colón for 24 years, died last Sunday, according to a press release by the opera house. She was 87.
Arizmendi, born on April 15, 1927, studied with María Barrientos and perfected her vocal craft, making her soprano début at the Colón in 1945 in Christoph Gluck’s Armida.
She headed the Colón’s bill until 1969, in several productions of Faust, El sueño del alma, Don Pasquale, Mefistofele, Orfeo and Euridice, Falstaff, Le donne curiose, Gianni Schicchi, Amelia al ballo, L’amico Fritz, La viuda alegre, Il maestro de musica, El secreto de Susanna, and El matrimonio secreto, among others.Some of her best-remembered performances at the Colón include productions with Beniamino Gigli, Mimi in La Boheme, directed by Héctor Panizza, and Liu with Maria Callas and Mario del Monaco in Turandot, directed by Tulio Serafin.
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