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Milanov, Zinka (nee Kunc)

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Born: 1906 AD
Died: 1989 AD, at 83 years of age.

Nationality: Yugoslav
Categories: Singer

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1906 - Born on the 17th of May in Zagreb, Austria-Hungary.

1927 - On the 29th of October, she made her operatic debut as Leonora in Giuseppe Verdi's Il Trovatore in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

1937 - She made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera, once again as Leonora.

1947 - Milanov left the Met when she married, for the third time, Yugoslav general and diplomat Ljubomir Ili, and returned to live in her native country for several years.

1950 - She was at the peak of her artistic and vocal powers when she made her debut at the Teatro alla Scala as Tosca.

1966 - She gave her final performance. After her farewell, Milanov remained active as a teacher.

1989 - Died on the 30th of May in New York City.


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