American soprano Frances Ginsberg's emotionally sensitive generous singing has been bringing the international public to tears, ever since her auspicious New York City Opera Debut in Boito's Mefistofele in 1986, which catapulted her career instantly. Beverly Sills, her powerful champion, awarded her as Debut Artist of that year. For several years, Frances resided in Milano, Italy where she was working with Maestro Marco Munari from La Scala.
Frances suffered from a long battle with ovarian cancer, first diagnosed in 2007, which spread to her spine and then her brain. She quietly passed away on the morning of December 24, 2010 at the Hebrew Home in Riverdale, NY. If you would like to leave a message expressing what Frances meant to you, please use this blog discussion link.
To learn about the Motivating Miles Foundation, the charity Caleb Ginsberg (Frances' nephew) started in honor of her courageous fight, click here.
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