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Tatiana Troyanos

Tatiana TroyanosBorn: 12-Sep-1938
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 21-Aug-1993
Location of death: Manhattan, NY
Cause of death: Cancer - Breast
Remains: Buried, Pinelawn Memorial Park, Farmingdale, NY

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Singer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Operatic Mezzo-Soprano

Born in New York City, one of her high school teachers obtained for her an audition at Juilliard, and Troyanos was awarded a scholarship. She left that institution when she was not permitted to study under Hans J. Heinz, but later she was able to study privately under Heinz. Her debut in 1963 at the New York City Opera was not followed up with roles befitting her talents, thus Troyanos signed with the Hamburg State Opera to gain exposure in Europe. Even there, the roles were nothing major until a 1966 festival in Aix-en-Provance, where she sang The Composer in Richard Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos. America took notice of her in 1971 with her superb performance at the Kennedy Center as the title role in Handel's Ariodante. The Metropolitan Opera signed her in 1976, where she remained until her early death at age 54 from breast cancer, which had spread to her liver.

Father: (tenor, restaurateur)
Mother: Hildegard Fournier (soprano)
Brother: John

    High School: Forest Hills High School, Queens, NY
    Conservatory: Juilliard School of Music

    New York Metropolitan Opera (1976-93)
    Hamburg State Opera (1965-66)
    New York City Opera (1963-65)
    Greek Ancestry Paternal
    German Ancestry Maternal


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