Marguerite Willauer

Soloist, Soprano
She was born at the beginning of the 20th century in Chareston, South Karolina, USA. She studied at the Converse College, in Spartanburg, South Carolina. USA. During the '50s and the '60s she sang in the Santa Fe Opera the operas Ariadne in Naxos [Ariadne auf Naxos], The rake’s progress, The Knight of the Rose [Der Rosenkavalier], The news of the Day [Neues vom Tage] by Hindemith, Wozzeck by Berg, Così fan tutte, and Help, help, the Globolinks! by Menotti. She starred in the world premiere of Ned Rorem's Miss Julie (Opera of the City of New York). She was married to the renowned Greek opera director Dino Yannopoulos. She was a permanent member of the "Goldolvsky" New England Opera Theater, where she often appeared as Donna Anna [Don Giovanni] and as Fiordelici (Cosi fan Tutte]. She sang the role of the Field-Marshal's wife [The Knight of the Rose] in the Opera Canada (1963). She sang in concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under conductors Charles Munch and Leonard Bernstein, as well as in the presentations of oratorios, such as the Messiah and others. Some of her recordings still survive. At the GNO, she appeared twice as Lady Macbeth [Macbeth] (1972/73) and as Leonore [Fidelio] (1971/72).