Special Collections

Evelyn McGarrity Collection

Table of Contents

-Special Collections
-Front Page
-Descriptive Summary
-Administrative Information
-Biography
-Scope and Content
-Series Description
-Container List

Biography

Evelyn McGarrity portrait in green

Evelyn McGarrity (1925-1999) was a talented mezzo-soprano who had many musical achievements. She was a graduate of Wesleyan College, Indiana University, and the Curtis Institute. She was a winner of the National Federation of Music Clubs "Young Artist Competition" in 1952. She performed in the first American tour of Menotti's The Consul from 1950-1951.

Her solo performances included the Robert Shaw Chorale in 1952, American premiere of Poulenc's Sabat Mater, Carnegie Hall in 1952, RCA Victor Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, Savannah Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, South Carolina Philharmonic, and the Brevard Festival.

Her opera roles included: Tosca (Floria), Madame Butterfly (Suzuki),Parsifal (Kundry), Il Trovatore (Azucena), The Consul (The Mother), and Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza).

She was a member of the faculty in USC's School of Music from 1970-1999.

 

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