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Performance | Virginia Alonso, NSU Alumna

Published on Sep 30, 2013 by NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale NSU

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Soprano Virginia Alonso was born in Havana, Cuba and attended several Florida universities, including Nova Southeastern University. She was discovered by Luciano Pavarotti and made her debut with him, singing La Boheme in New Orleans. She later moved to Europe, where she sang in Vienna, Germany and Switzerland. With Plácido Domingo, she filmed Homage to Seville in Spain under the direction of James Levine and Jean Pierre Ponnelle, a program which won the Emmy Award® for the Best Classical Music Program. Alonso has sung over 25 operatic leading roles, and was recipient of several Martha Baird Rockefeller Grants, as well as many other awards. Free with Museum admission. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Kelly Medlin at or (954) 262-0245.

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