Bower, Beverly (d. 2002)

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Bower, Beverly (d. 2002)

American opera singer. Born in Olean, NY; died Mar 24, 2002, in Washington Township, New Jersey; married; children: Mark.

Began career in radio and tv; joined New York City Opera (1956), appearing there as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Micaela in Carmen and title role in Amelia Goes to the Ball; debuted at the Met as Ortlinde in Walküre (1965); also sang Musetta in La Bohème, Senta in Der Fliegende Holländer, and Micaela; sang lead at the 1st performance in the new Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center (April 1, 1966); also appeared with Vienna State Opera (1963).