"There are no short cuts to any place worth going."
America’s ‘Queen of Opera’ also known as ‘Bubbles’ by her fans, Beverley Sills was an operatic soprano. She became an opera heartthrob and face for millions through her public performances in coloratura soprano roles in live opera and recordings and broadcast during a singing career that expanded over four decades. The repertoire that she sang ranged from Mozart to Handel, Puccini, Massenet and Verdi. She was mostly associated with opera of Donizetti. Some of her signature or trademark roles that brought her in the limelight include Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, the title role in Massenet’s Manon, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville among others.
In 1980 she retired from her singing career to join New York City Opera as the general manager. She further went on to become the Chairman of Lincoln Center in 1994 and that of Metropolitan Opera in 2002. She was also involved in organizing charity work for prevention of birth defects