Margaret Price (April 13, 1941 – January 28, 2011), opera singer.

Dame Margaret Price was a Welsh lyric soprano. After singing with the Ambrosian Singers in London, she debuted with the Welsh National Opera in 1962 and sang at Covent Garden later that year. She specialized in the operas of Mozart and Verdi, but also performed Wagner, Mahler, and Richard Strauss. She disliked travelling, but gave an unforgettable debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1985 as Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello. She was also a gifted interpreter of art songs, ranging from Schubert and Schumann to Schoenberg and Berg.

Margaret Price was twice honored by Queen Elizabeth, first as a Commander of the British Empire in 1982, and then as Dame Commander in 1993. She settled in Munich in the early 70’s and lived there until retiring to the Welsh coast in 1999. She died at her home in Wales from heart failure.

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