Influences

Opera voice teachers (from age 10-17; 1949-1956) in Long Beach and Los Angeles, CA:

  • William Ripley Doerr (St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Long Beach, CA)
  • Maestro Guido Caselotti
  • Madame Loretta Laurenti (German Lieder technique)
  • Henny Warner
  • Maestro Pietro Cimini (who personally knew Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Verdi, Amelita Galli-Curci, Beniamino Gigli, Luisa Tetrazzini)
  • Eva Gustavson
  • Roberto Camuñas

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