Beverly Sills - From First note to last

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These rare video selections come from a variety of broadcasts, none of which have been issued commercially. These video recordings do not have consistent sound and/or video quality, and cannot compare to commercially-released video (for commercially-released Sills DVD performances, click here).

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Beverly and Muffy
Sills talks of her children's disabilities; how Julius Rudel tricked her into coming back to NYCO; the "overnight" discovery as Cleopatra in "Julius Caesar."
Running time = 04:26
soprano - Beverly Sills
Sills talks about separating her husband's life from her musical one; still considers NYCO her home company; how the NYCO crew helped her with Roberto Devereux.
Running time = 08:38
Beverly Sills - opera diva

Sills talks about her affinity for the French repertoire.
Running time = 01:28
Beverly Sills laughing
Sills tells amusing story of her three performances of Lucia at La Scala with three different tenors.

Running time = 03:28
Beverly Sills - Martha's vineyard
Sills (and Peter) talks about her family, career and personal triumphs while at her Martha's Vineyard home in Massachusetts.

Running time = 06:20

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