(September 19th, 1915 – March 23rd, 2010)
Blanche Thebom was an American mezzo-soprano who sang with the Metropolitan Opera in New York for almost twenty years.
She triumphed in the mezzo repertoire.
Upon her retirement in 1960, she taught and directed opera in Atlanta and Little Rock until around 1980. She appeared in summer theatre revivals of Broadway musicals such as The Sound of Music (playing the Mother Abbess) in Atlanta.
Her highest recognition may have been her performance of Brangäne in "Tristan und Isolde" in a recording with Kirsten Flagstad, conducted by Wilhelm Furtwängler in London in 1952.
Blanche Thebom is pictured here in one of her great roles- Amneris in Verdi's Aida.