France mourns coloratura soprano, 100main
The fabulous Renée Doria has gone to her rest.
She turned 100 last month and had been planning a party, but the death of her close friend Andréa Guiot and all the Covid restrictions made that event untenable.
Doria made her debut aged 18 in 1942 at Marseille, as Rosina, in The Barber of Seville.
She rose swiftly to Lakmé at the Opéra-Comique, followed by the Paris Opera. She sang mostly in France and retired in her 80s.