Stich-Randall as Countess
Almaviva in Aix-en-Provence's
Le Nozze di Figaro
West Hartford, CT, December 24, 1927 — Vienna, July 17, 2007
Educated at the Hartt School of Music in her native Connecticut, the handsome blonde soprano made her professional debut (as Teresa Stich) in 1947, when she created the role of Henrietta M. in the world premiere of Virgil Thomson's The Mother of Us All at Columbia University's Brander Matthews Hall. The following year, Stich-Randall returned to Brander Matthews to sing Evangeline Bellefontaine in the first complete performances of Evangeline, a 1931 opera written by Otto Luening, who had conducted The Mother of Us All's premiere.