(Born August 13, 1937 - St. Louis, USA)
Felicia Weathers is an American soprano.
Commencing studies in her native USA she moved to Europe to study voice further.
Felicia Weathers made her opera debut in 1961 and in 1963 she debuted at the Hamburg State Opera. She subsequently stayed there as a resident leading soprano from 1966 to 1970.
Most of her career was centered in Germany and she recorded for the German branch of Decca.
She sang for the Chicago Lyric Opera in the 1960's and appeared in roles at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in London in 1970.
Her Metropolitan debut happened in 1965 and she toured performing as far away as New Zealand in the late sixties as Aida- one of her signature roles.
Other roles she became know for were Salome and Madama Butterfly.
She withdrew from the opera stage in 1972, reputedly owing to strain on the voice but she has remained an active participant in German-speaking countries as a teacher, recitalist- and a popular celebrity.
She recorded a very fine album of Puccini and Verdi arias which is still available today and it is a testament to a very fine expressive voice.