Barbara Troxell (1916-1984).vShe studied at the Curtis Institute of Music with Elisabeth Schumann. In the years after the Second World War she had a successful stage and concert career in North America as well as in Europe, especially in West Germany. She made her debut in 1943 with the Philadelphia Orchestra, singing Debussy’s “La Demoiselle Elue;” and her New York City debut singing Mozart’s C-Minor Mass at Carnegie Hall in 1944. She also sang Pamina under the baton of Thomas Beecham, In 1945; the Marschallin in a New York concert performance conducted by Leonard Bernstein, in 1946; a New York Town Hall recital debut in 1947 In the 1950-51 season she was engaged at the New York Metropolitan Opera for two small roles, Inez in Trovatore, and and Orphan in Rosenkavalier..She taught at Cornell University from 1961 until her death.
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