A Colorado native, she was raised in California where her training began in voice, violin and piano.Touring with Beniamino Gigli in Italy opened many doors for her. The recording here was the vehicle for her operatic debut. She sang major roles in the principle opera houses of Italy before severe back and spinal problems limited her ability to stand. 104 performances of Turandot. Tosca and Aida. Peter Grimes and Elettra in “Idomeneo”.