Soprano Dawn Upshaw was born July 17, 1960; she first rose to prominence in 1984 after winning the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and was soon invited to join the studio of the Metropolitan Opera. Upshaw's Met exposure quickly allowed her to assume roles, including Pamina in Die ZauberflÃ¶te, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, and both Susanna and Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro; in 1986 she made her Salzburg Festival debut in Figaro, returning there often in the years to follow for acclaimed performances in St FranÃ§ois d'Assise and The Rake's Progress. Other appearances of note include turns in CosÃ¬ fan Tutte and PellÃ©as and MÃ©lisande; Upshaw also recorded a series of acclaimed LPs like 1990's Grammy-winning The Girl with Orange Lips, 1995's I Wish It So and 1999's Sings Vernon Duke. ~ Jason AnkenyPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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