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Lili Chookasian

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Birth date 1 August 1921
Death date 2012/04/10
Death year 2012
Languages Armenian, English
Dialects Western Armenian

Lili Chookasian (August 1, 1921 – April 10, 2012) was an American contralto who appeared with many of the world's major symphony orchestras and opera houses. She began her career in the 1940s as a concert singer but did not draw wider acclaim until she began singing opera in her late thirties. She arose as one of the world's leading contraltos during the 1960s and 1970s, and notably had a long and celebrated career at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City from 1962 through 1986. She was admired for her sonorous, focused tone as well as her excellent musicianship. She often chose, against tradition, to sing oratorios from memory.

Facts about "Lili Chookasian"
Armenian dialectsWestern Armenian +
Birth dateAugust 1, 1921 +
Birth day1 +
Birth monthAugust +
Birth year1,921 +
Birthplace coordinates41° 52' 41", -87° 37' 47"Latitude: 41.8781136
Longitude: -87.6297982
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Death dateApril 10, 2012 +
Death year2,012 +
LanguagesArmenian + and English +
Person nameLili Chookasian +