Death of Egyptian-born Met soprano, 83main
The Greek soprano Jeannette Pilou has died yesterday of an undisclosed cause.
Born in Alexandria to Greek parents, she came to attention in 1964 as Mimi in a Vienna Bohème.
Invitations followed to London, Brussels, Milan, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Hannover, Cologne, Genoa, Budapest, Paris, Barcelona, Lisbon, Chicago, New Orleans, Houston, Philadelphia and Buenos Aires. At the Met she appeared from 1967 to 86 as Susanna [Le nozze di Figaro], Mélisande [Pelléas et Mélisande], Nedda [Pagliacci], Micaela [Carmen], Marguerite [Faust] and Mimì.