Scovotti, Jeanette, American soprano; b. N.Y., Dec. 5, 1936. She received her training in N.Y. at the H.S. of Music and Art, and at the Juilliard School of Music. She began her career singing in concerts. In 1960 she appeared as Despina with the New England Opera Theater in Boston. After singing at the Santa Fe Opera, she appeared as Blondchen at the San Francisco Opera. On Nov. 15, 1962, she made her Metropolitan Opera debut in N.Y. as Adele, and remained on its roster until 1966. She also appeared at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires (1963–65). From 1966 to 1977 she sang with the Hamburg State Opera. In 1977 she appeared in the U.S. premiere of Glinka’s Ruslan and Ludmila in Boston. Among her other roles of note were Zerlina, Rosina, Gilda, Lucia, Aminta in Die schweigsmae Frau, the Italian Singer in Capriccio, and the title role in Krenek’s Sardakai.
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