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OBITUARIES : PASSINGS / Dolores Wilson

Opera and Broadway singer

October 08, 2010|Times Staff and Wire Reports

Dolores Wilson, 82, a soprano who found fame on the opera stage and later on Broadway, died Sept. 28, said Jordan Strohl, an administrator at the Lillian Booth Actors Fund Home in Englewood, N.J., where Wilson lived. No cause was given.

Wilson, who was born in 1928 in Philadelphia, made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1954 in the title role of "Lucia di Lammermoor" opposite American tenor Jan Peerce.

Wilson had 26 appearances with the Met, including seven with its touring company, in a variety of performances. Her roles included Rosina in "Il Barbiere di Siviglia," Susanna in "Le Nozze di Figaro" and Zerlina in "Don Giovanni."

Her last performance at the Met was in a 1959 revival of "Lucia."

In 1965, she debuted on Broadway in the musical "The Yearling" and also appeared in "Fiddler on the Roof" and "Annie."

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Sidney J. Weinberg Jr., a senior director at Goldman Sachs, the Wall Street firm once led by his father and younger brother, died of prostate cancer Monday at his home in Marion, Mass. He was 87.

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