Tourel (Davidovich), Jennie

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Tourel [Davidovich], Jennie (b Vitebsk, 1900; d NY, 1973). Russian-born mezzo-soprano (Amer. cit. 1946). Left Russ. with family 1918, settling in Danzig and Paris. Opera début Chicago 1930 (2nd Scholar in Moret's Lorenzaccio). NY Met début 1937. Sang in Paris until 1940, when she settled in USA. NY Met 1943–5, 1946–7. Created Baba the Turk in The Rake's Progress, Venice 1951. Taught at Juilliard Sch. and Aspen Sch. of Mus. Last stage appearance Chicago 1973.