Margaret Harshaw as Donna Anna

How often do you hear a soprano sing with such intensity, gleam of voice, security, and  consummate authority today? Such was the voice and training of Margaret Harshaw, who studied with Anna E. Schoen-René—the musical daughter of Pauline Viardot-García and Manuel Garcia, and began her career as a mezzo-soprano at the Metropolitan Opera, before ascending to dramatic soprano roles. Say what you will: few have done what she did with the skill with which she did it!