A centenarian Met soprano has diedmain
Licia Albanese, an outstanding soprano at the Metropolitan Opera from 1940 to 1966, died yesterday at the age of 101, or 105. Two dates of birth are cited in reference works.
Born in Bari, she made her debut in 1934, recorded with Toscanini and was still singing in Sondheim’s Follies with the New York Philharmonic in the mid-1980s.
Madam Butterfly was her calling card.