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Born in Texas, Lella Cuberli first revealed her talents to bel canto lovers at international competitions in Italy; she decided to settle in the country in order to study its language and culture, while developing her operatic repertoire. She made her debut in 1978 at La Scala in Milan in Die Entführung aus dem Serail. She later sang in New York (Carnegie Hall), Berlin, and Salzburg under such renowned conductors as von Karajan, Barenboim, Abbado, Muti, and Levine. Lella Cuberli has performed on the world’s leading opera stages (the Metropolitan, Covent Garden, and the Opéra Bastille, among others) in Tancredi, I Capuleti ed i Montecchi, La Donna del Lago, Semiramide, Così fan tutte, Le Nozze di Figaro, Lucia di Lammermoor, Otello, La Traviata, La Bohême, The Rake’s Progress, and other works. She has also given a great many concerts and recitals the world over. In 1986 she received the Grand Prix du Disque for best female performance in the recording of Il Viaggio a Reims. In France she has also been awarded the Rossini Prize and the title of Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.