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Pons, Lily

Lily Pons (pänz, Fr. pôNs), 1904–76, French-American coloratura soprano. Pons studied piano at the Paris Conservatory. She made her debut in Delibes's Lakmé at Mulhouse, Alsace, in 1928. She first appeared at the Metropolitan Opera in 1931, and the company revived several operas especially for her. Pons appeared in three motion pictures. In 1938 she married the conductor André Kostelanetz.

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Pons, Lily

Pons, Lily [ Alice Joséphine] (b Draguignan, nr. Cannes, 1898; d Dallas, 1976). Fr.-born soprano (Amer. cit. 1940). Opera début, Mulhouse 1928 as Lakmé. Recommended to Gatti-Casazza of NY Met where she made début as Lucia di Lammermoor in 1931, singing there for 28 seasons. CG 1935. Made several films.

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