Talk:Beverly Sills

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Seventh octave wonder?[edit]

Can she sing a C7? I don't really doubt it, just shocked. Antares33712 02:37, 18 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Any mention of the Family Guy episode with her? 01:31, 17 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Is she really dead? FoxNews isn't mentioning it on their site, nor is CNN, AP, or NY Times? 23:20, 28 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

She was gravely ill with lung cancer. It is starting to go on the wires now that she died on 2 July. Capitalistroadster 01:51, 3 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


It would be nice to see a bit more discussion about her voice, as well as the other aspects of her professional career; teachers, influences, etc. Anchoress 07:14, 2 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dear Anchoress: I wholeheartedly agree. Please feel free researach and add these important details. There are ample sources, including the ones cited in the article. Finell (Talk) 03:14, 4 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


This article has been classed as a B class article. It could do with better sourcing from the references. It could also do with an expansion on her training and voice as Anchoress noted. I have rated her importance as mid consistent with the previous Wikiproject bio assessment.Capitalistroadster 01:51, 3 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


It is incorrect that Miss Sills "never smoked." In 1981, Harvey E. Phillips, in the Epilogue (page 239) to Bubbles: An Encore (Grosset & Dunlap), wrote that "Today, Sills confesses, she is lightly addicted to mentholated cigarettes. 'When the going gets rough I close the door, make myself a cup of espresso and light up a cigarette. That's a new luxury for me.'" Ephraem 02:38, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Sorry my bad. I thought I read somewhere she was one of the nonsmokers who developed lung cancer, like Dana Reeve, et al. Thanks for the correction. Quis separabit? 23:24, 23 February 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Assessment comment[edit]

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I gave it a B because it has a lot of good info (mostly derived from the internet), but it is by no means complete. As to priority, Sills is a high priority opera singer, but opera is sort of a niche topic (sadly), so except for the hughest stars, like Pavarotti (pun intended), I don't think opera singers can get much higher than "mid". -- Ssilvers 02:08, 8 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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