Mezzo-Soprano Muriel Costa-Greenspon Dies at 68

Classic Arts News   Mezzo-Soprano Muriel Costa-Greenspon Dies at 68
Muriel Costa-Greenspon, a mezzo-soprano who sang supporting roles at New York City Opera for three decades, died on December 26, the New York Times reports.

Costa-Greenspon debuted at NYCO in 1963 as Olga Olsen in Weill's Street Scene. She also sang Augusta in Douglas Moore's The Ballad of Baby Doe, the Old Lady in Bernstein's Candide, and roles in the Gian Carlo Menotti operas The Consul and The Saint of Bleeker Street.

In 1984, according to the Times, Costa-Greenspon won $1.7 million in the lottery. But she and her husband, a carpenter at the Metropolitan Opera, continued their careers.

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