Biography of Lucrezia o Lucrecia Bori (1887-1960)

Spanish soprano, born in Valencia on December 24, 1887 and died in New York on May 15, 1960. It was a universal, conquering Spanish of Fame outside his country, especially in the United States, where he/she spent most of his life. Soprano of crystalline voice that conveyed great poetic emotion in her performance, intuitive and seductive timbre, also highlighted his personal charm.

Since very little girl lived only for music; He/She climbed for the first time on a stage with only six years and then began to study singing at the Conservatory of Valencia. He/She had the fortune of learning with excellent teachers, as well as travel to Milan, the opera world center, and soon become familiar with their future profession. Before reaching the twenty years already had made his debut singing the part of Micaela in Carmen and it had been a contract for Italian lands. He/She also spoke brilliantly on La Bohème which premiered at Genoa in 1909 and the Madame Butterfly represented in Naples.

At the Châtelet Theatre in Paris next to the great Enrico Caruso sang Puccini'sManon Lescaut, in the presence of the composer. The same work, again alongside the Italian tenor, served two years later (in 1912) to occur in the Metropolitan Opera House in New York; This first appearance was followed by many others over twenty-four years. But, before being shipped to America, ended its European stop singing at la Scala in Milan during three consecutive seasons and obtaining the recognition of its audience understood the operas the secret marriage, the Knight of the rose, Romeo and Juliet and, finally, in a commemorating the centenary of the birth of VerdiFalstaff, in which he/she was elected by the own Toscanini.

On the New York stage at the Metropolitan, he/she showed his maturity as a soprano, at the same time that built a solid career. They were within its repertoire the brief life, Mignon, Pelleas and Melisande, Faust, La Bohème and Manon. The intense activity of those years enabled him to retire in fullness of successes without therefore see diminished his popularity. His last performance took place in March 1936, appointment to which was attended by numerous colleagues. With the withdrawal, he/she regained his true surname, Borja, and founded the society "Friends of the Metropolitan Opera House". He/She continued linked to the institution until his death, due to a stroke, in 1960.