Eleanor Steber

Eleanor Steber

Birth
Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, USA
Death 3 Oct 1990 (aged 76)
Langhorne, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 11161797 · View Source
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Opera Singer. She received her early training in voice and piano at home from her mother. Her formal training included studies at the New England Conservatory of Music where she received a B.A. in Music in 1938. In 1940, she won a contract with the Metropolitan Opera House where her first role was as Sophie in "Der Rosenkavalier." After leaving the Met in 1961 over a contract dispute, she continued to perform in concerts and recitals. She was head of the voice department at the Cleveland Institute of Music from 1963 to 1972; subsequently, she also taught at the Juilliard School of Music in New York, the American Institute of Music Studies in Graz as well as at her alma mater during the 1970s. She is considered one of the eminent American sopranos of the 1940s and 1950s. Her autobiography was published posthumously in 1992.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 11161797
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eleanor Steber (17 Jul 1914–3 Oct 1990), Find a Grave Memorial no. 11161797, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .