Opera soprano Beverly Sills, called “America’s Queen of Opera” by Time Magazine, and known as “Bubbles” to her fans, was the face of opera for millions through her public performances, recordings and broadcasts during a singing career of more than four decades.
After retiring in 1980, she stayed in the public eye for the next three decades as head of music organizations, host of public television specials, and as chairperson for national charities. With her death in 2007, the opera world lost one of its most visible and endearing supporters.
This web site is dedicated to preserving the artistry and humanity of Beverly Sills, offering an in-depth look at her life and career through print, sound and video. Whether you are a long-time fan or just discovering her, this web site provides useful and entertaining information, verified in the most authoritative resources.
Although this is a non-commercial tribute site not officially connected with any of Sills’ family, recording companies or former managers and agencies, it is the most comprehensive on the Internet, maintained to keep alive the memory of this beloved artist.
1943 Silverman Family Portrait From left to right: Beverly; Shirley, mother; Stan, brother; Morris, father; Sidney, brother.
Beverly with Shirley, her mother during the opening night of Manon in Baltimore. April 18, 1953
Beverly and Peter on their wedding day, 1956
July 23, 1971: Website co-creator Roy and Sills after a performance of Lucia Di Lammermoor at Wolftrap
Long-time fan Ed Specht and Sills backstage at L.A.’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Dec. 4,1977 after a performance of “Die Fledermaus” by the New York City Opera on Tour.
March 21, 1991: Sills and Pat Miles, Indiana University Auditorium after an “Evening with Beverly Sills”.
November 9, 1989: Sills and Billy Chittum at the Embassy Theater in Fort Wayne Indiana. Sills was the guest speaker at a Celebrity Lecture Series
Courtesy: Beverly Sills Home Page