Phyllis Curtin

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Phyllis Curtin, 2010

Phyllis Curtin (December 3, 1921 – June 4, 2016) was an American classical soprano. She had an active career in operas and concerts from the early 1950s through the 1980s. She was known for her creation of new roles such as the title role in the Carlisle Floyd opera Susannah, Catherine Earnshaw in Floyd's Wuthering Heights, and in other works by this composer.[1] She retired from singing in 1984.

Curtin was born Phyllis Smith in Clarksburg, West Virginia. She died on June 4, 2016, aged 94, from non-communicable disease (circulatory disease).[2]

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  1. "Boston University College of Fine Arts". Archived from the original on 2011-11-01. Retrieved 2014-09-01.
  2. "Renowned soprano and longtime Tanglewood teacher Phyllis Curtin passes away at 94". The Berkshire Eagle. June 5, 2016. Archived from the original on June 5, 2016. Retrieved June 8, 2016.