(May 31, 1931 – November 5, 2010)
Much loved American mezzo soprano, Shirley Verrett sang most of the roles in the mezzo repertoire including Delilah and Amneris.
She also crossed over and frequently took challenging soprano roles - one of them was Tosca which she performed at the Metropolitan Opera with Cornell MacNeil as Baron Scarpia.
It is just one of many roles she committed to film that is available today. She was filmed as Lady Macbeth and also Delilah, twice.
Shirley Verrett was a highly competent actress and performed Lady Macbeth on stage (with distinction), many times. She was also filmed in this role with Leo Nucci as her Macbeth.
She passed away in 2010 having retired some years before.
Shirley Verrett is one of the featured stars on our "Legends" product range.