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us: Sumac, Yma


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  • Variants

    • us: Chavarri, Emparatriz
    • us: Sumack, Imma
    • us: Chavarri del Castillo, Zoila Augusta Emperatriz
    • us: Del Castillo, Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chavarri
    • us: Castillo, Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chavarri del
    • us: Chavarri, Emperatriz
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) [1922,1923]
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2008-11-01
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Peru
    • Death Place

        (naf) Los Angeles (Calif.)
    • Gender

        Female
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Sopranos (Singers)
    • Sources

      • found: Legend of the sun virgin [SR] 1956: labels (Yma Sumac, soprano)
      • found: Halliwell's filmgoer's comp., 1988 (Sumac, Yma; b. 1928; AKA Emparatriz Chavarri; Peruvian singer)
      • found: Carnaval indio [SR] 194-?: label (Imma Sumack)
      • found: Apropos Yma Sumac, c2001: p. 136 (b. Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chavarri del Castillo, 12 Sept. 1924, Ichocan, Peru; lives in Beverly Hills)
      • found: Yma Sumac, 11-17-04 biography (b. Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chavarri del Castillo, 10 Sept. 1922 in Ichocan, Peru) {http://www.yma-sumac.com/}
      • found: Grove music online WWW site, 11-17-04 (Sumac, Yma (Chavarri, Emperatriz); b. Ichocan, 10 Sept. 1927; Peruvian soprano, active in the USA)
      • found: washingtonpost.com on www, Nov. 3, 2008 (Yma Sumac; b. Cajamarca, Peru, Sep. 13, 1922; d. Nov. 1, 2008, Los Angeles, age 86; Peruvian-born soprano)
      • found: Wikipedia, Sept. 15, 2016 (Yma Sumac; born September 13, 1922 or September 10, 1923 in Callao, Perú (other sources cite Ichocan and Cajamarca, Perú); died November 1, 2008 in Los Angeles, California; soprano. In the 1950s, she was one of the most famous proponents of exotica music; she was an international success based on her extreme vocal range, which was said to be over five octaves. She became a U.S. citizen on July 22, 1955) {https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yma_Sumac}
    • LC Classification

      • ML420.S9515
    • Change Notes

      • 1991-05-21: new
      • 2016-09-15: revised
    • Alternate Formats