Phyllis Curtin, American soprano, Died at 94

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Phyllis Curtin (née Smith) was born on December 3, 1921, and died on June 5, 2016.

She was an American classical soprano.

Curtin had an active career in operas and concerts from the early 1950s through the 1980s.

Phyllis Curtin was known for her creation of new roles such as the title role in the Carlisle Floyd opera Susannah, Catherine Earnshaw in Floyd’s Wuthering Heights, and in other works by this composer.

Phyllis Curtin was a dedicated song recitalist and retired from singing in 1984.

In 1991, Phyllis Curtin was named Boston University’s Dean Emerita, College of Fine Arts.

Phyllis Curtin passed away at 94 yrs old.