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Carol Neblett

Carol Neblett

(Born February 1, 1946)

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Carol Neblett is an American operatic soprano who made her operatic debut with the New York City Opera, playing the part of Musetta in Puccini's La Bohème.

She also sang many other leading roles with them - notably La Traviata, Manon, Ariadne auf Naxos, Faust and Boito's Mefistofele.

In 1976 she was Tosca to Luciano Pavarotti's Cavaradossi at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

In 1977 she sang the part of Minnie, in La Fanciulla del West with Plácido Domingo, for Queen Elizabeth's 25th Jubilee Celebration at Covent Garden, which was filmed live and it turned out to be one of her greatest successes.

In 1979, she made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Senta in Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's production of Der Fliegende Holländer. Since then she has sung Tosca, Don Giovanni, Manon Lescaut, Un Ballo in Maschera, Falstaff and La Fanciulla del West at the Met.

Her recordings include Musetta in La Bohème, with Renata Scotto (1979) La Fanciulla del West, with Placido Domingo; Marietta in Korngold's Die tote Stadt, with René Kollo, plus she also featured in "James Levine's 25th Anniversary recording with the Metropolitan Opera" recording, singing an excerpt of Alice Ford in Falstaff, with Giuseppe Taddei.

In 1973 her brief nude scene in a 1973 staging of Massenet's Thaïs in New Orleans made international headlines. (They should go to the opera more often!)

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