Ameling, Elly (1938–)

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Ameling, Elly (1938–)

Dutch soprano. Born Elisabeth Sara in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Feb 8, 1938; studied with Pierre Bernac.

Debuted in London (1966) and NY (1968); focusing on the concert stage, was particularly known for her French songs as well as for her Schubert lieder; performed works of Mozart and Handel and more modern composers like Satie, Mahler, Ravel, Stravinsky, and Britten. Won the Hertogenbosch Prize (1956), Geneva Prize (1957), and Edison Prize (1965, 1970); was made a Knight of the Order of Oranje Nassau (1971).

See also Women in World History.

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