Atarah Hazzan
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"She reminds me startlingly of another specialist in verismo - the great Magda Olivero." Bill Zakariasen, NY Daily News
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"The new casting gave us a Met debut in Atarah Hazzan (Elisabetta), a soprano whom this paper has been raving about for a few seasons, and who recently opened the Rome season to more raves."
Bill Zakariasen -
NY Daily News
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Otello: MET-Zeffirelli production. Performances 1972 - 1985 casts - sopranos
"Alice Tully attended this performance. Afterwards she came backstage to greet me in my dressing room, along with the president of the Board of the MET, and said the following: 'My friend told me that she had just seen the greatest Marie she had ever seen, and that I must come to see you.......and, she was right!'"

Excerpt from Atarah's upcoming book.
Desdemona: Teresa Zylis-Gara/Lucine Amara/Renata Tebaldi/Pilar Lorengar/Kiri Te Kanawa/Teresa Stratas/Katia Ricciarelli/Renata Scotto/Gilda Cruz-Romo/Atarah Hazzan/Margaret Price
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"When I was I little girl, I regularly attended performances at the Old Met on 34th street, where I frequently heard Renata Tebaldi in her prime. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that one day I would see my name in print in the same paragraph with hers in a book entitled "Magnificence Onstage at the Met.'"

Excerpt from Atarah's upcoming book.
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Luciano Pavarotti and
Atarah Hazzan
on tour with the Met