Currently alive, at 68 years of age.
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1948 – Kathleen Battle is an American soprano was born 13th of August.
Awarded a scholarship to the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
1972 – Earned a master’s degree and embarked in 1971 on a teaching career in Cincinnati.
– Hired to perform at the 1972 Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy.
1980 – Her career progressed in classical music and opera.
– Worked with many of the world’s greatest and accomplished conductors including Herbert von Karajan,
Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, Claudio Abbado, Georg Solti, Carlo Maria Giulini, and Battle’s fellow Ohioan James Levine, music director at New York’s Metropolitan Opera.
1987 – Battle sing a waltz during Vienna’s New Year’s Day concert.
She is a five-time Grammy winner and the recipient of six honorary doctorates from American universities.
1999 – Inducted into the NAACP Image Hall of Fame.