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Valeria Heybalova.

Yugoslav (Slovenian) soprano.

Valeria Heybal trained in Ljubljana, working with the local opera company from 1937 to 1947. Her repertoire then included Verdi (Leonora, Aida); Puccini (Tosca, Butterfly); Smetana (Marenka) and Tchaikovsky (Tatyana).

From 1947 appeared with the Belgrade Opera, staying with them through the fifties and sixties in a range of roles. On the Edinburgh visit in 1962 she sang parts for mezzo and dramatic soprano, under the name Heybalova.

A few years earlier, when Decca made a series of Russian operatic recordings in 1955, she appeared in works by Borodin (Yaroslavna); Tchaikovsky (Tatyana, Lisa) and Rimsky-Korsakov (Kupava).

Roles in Scotland

Fata Morgana a witch, protectress of LĂ©andre
Love for Three Oranges 1962
Pauline the General's step-daughter
Gambler 1962

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