Jewish-American operatic soprano singer Beverly Sill, birth name Belle Miriam Silverman was born on May 25, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York, the United States and died on July 2. She is a daughter of Jewish immigrants from Odessa and Bucharest, Romania. Her mother, Sonia Markovna was a musician that’s why the girl was surrounded by music since her childhood. She began singing very early and at the age of three won “Miss Beautiful Baby” contest. Much later she turned into international opera star performing the roles of Carmen in Bizet’s Carmen, Cleopatra in Hendel’s Giulio Cesare, Manon in Massenet’s Manon, Puccini’s Tosca, Verdi’s Aida, Violetta in Verdi’s Traviata and many more. She was inducted in the Long Island Music Hall of Fame and received many other honors and awards including Kennedy Center Honors, Presidential Medal of Freedom and others. You can download the album Art of Beverly Sills in mp3.