I just loved her performance as The Merry Widow. I only spoke to her once when I met her on the street near Lincoln Center and she was very gracious. May she rest in peace.
I had the opportunity to learn of Beverly Sills when my family and I were living in Connecticut. I remember watching Sills and Burnett at The Met and being absolutely in awe of this beautiful human being, who gave so much to the world of opera and was loved by many for her love, compassion, and sense of humor, even when she was going through some difficult times in her life. I never had the opportunity to hear her when she was at The Met, but hearing her sing on You Tube brings such joy to my life. Your fans and friends miss you Beverly, but your memory will live on!
To this day the sound of
your voice brings such pleasure.
WEEP NOT FOR ME
Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.
Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.
I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.
Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.
Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.
Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.
© Joe Fazio
email@example.com /Joe Fazio,
Beverly Hills, California
I had the pleasure of babysitting for Muffy and Bucky in 1961 in Milton. My parents knew Beverly and Peter. I was a "big sister" to Nancy Greenough at Milton Academy where we were both students. I have followed their mother's career ever since. I send my prayers and thoughts to the whole family.
Go rest high on that mountain.
Your work on earth is complete. Go to heaven shouting love for thy father and the son. So long,dear lady.
What a wonderful voice whose sound has been in my heart for many years. I was 57 when I read your book which you wrote at the age of 57. You will be greatly missed by all those who ever heard you sing.
My deepest sympathies to entire family. I was briefly friends with her niece, Melanie Cohen, before we both married, moved and lost touch with one another, but I have thought of both of them often. (Every time I make Aunt Bubbles tuna salad recipe. That was exotic cooking for us back then.) What a gift and what an amazing life, too short. Sincerest condolences.
Dear Beverly You were a singing siren for God and all! My father, Luigi Macchiaverna, absolutely adored you. Sing Catholic/Jewish and Italian in God's heavenly kingdom! God is happy with you and the Blessed Mother is also. Bless your family, by God to sit shiva gracefully for you! Love Dave, Tyrone, (age ll) and Jenny Macchiaverna Davis and pets!
Our heartfelt condolences and prayers. Her beautiful voice, the artistry of her performances and the joy and charm of her persona will live on in the memory of her loyal fans.
God bless you and strength to your family and loved ones.
You influenced my life and my career as a voice teacher. The heavens are joyous.....now you're singing through the whole universe!
In love and song,
Your Bell Song, Your Mad Scene, Your Plaisir D"Amour all will be pleasant reminders of you. You are missed. God Bless
How can I begin to express the joy you brought into my life? You embodied the life I dreamed of: singing, acting, and dancing. God gave me talents in all these areas, but they pale in comparison to the amazing gifts He bestowed upon you. When you decided to retire and announced a final nationwide concert series, I ordered tickets the day they went on sale. I sat in the front row at your concert at Duke University. I was directly in your line of sight, and I smiled and cried so much that you probably thought they'd put a poor mentally challenged woman up front. No, they were tears and smiles of joy. At the end of the concert, you looked directly at me and mouthed the words, "Thank you." As I am now in my fifties and hear my own soprano voice deteriorate, I more clearly grasp why you retired so early: you wanted to go out at the top of your game. Yet, that was hardly the last we heard from you, as you went on to share your wisdom and experience with others, raising money for the arts all over the world. Thank you, Bubbles, for truly being an inspiration and bringing such joy into my own life. Your great talent was only outshone by your generosity of spirit.
I am not an opera fan but a definite admirer of Ms Sills. She was a "real" person and she exuded that through all that she did. I pray for her family and her vast number of friends, that they'll find comfort in the legacy of her passion and love.
My sympathy to the family. I have enjoyed listening to Beverly for many years, and laughed along with her on TV shows. She was and is an inspiration to all.
My prayers and thoughts are with your family. There now is a void in the world of music, but you have left us with a legacy that will always be filled with our memories of you. May you rest in peace with your dear husband Peter, as God holds each of you tightly in the palm of His hands and may you fill the heavens with you beautiful voice in song.
My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Beverly Sills. She was an inspiration to me, and because of her I became an opera fan. Her voice has cheered me so many times. The angel choir has a new voice, and quite a lady in their midst.
My deepest sympathy to the Sills Family at this time of loss; and thank you Ms. Sills for the many hours of joy you have provided us all with your incredible and unique vocal prowess.
Requiedcat in Pace, Beverly Peace in God. You were Beautiful, simple, humble, role model and wonderful lady. A great soprano, musicologist, and inspiration for others. May the choirs of Angels, archangels WELCOME you in Heaven. PEREIRA (Greenville, NC)
What a blessing you were to all of us! Thank you for sharing your amazing gift. I'll miss you terribly.
I recall writing Ms. Sills in the early 1990s, after suffering a tragic accident at age 21 in which my left leg was amputated, above knee. I had asked her for encouragement, words of wisdom and inspiration for me during the depths of despair---knowing she had bravely dealt with her own struggles in life--she kindly returned a most generous letter, along with her signed auto-biography. She was gracious and extraordinary and I will miss her greatly. Frank Albrizio, 7 Congress ST, Worcester, MA 01609.
I never liked Opera until I saw you with Carol Burnette and Johnny Carson. You were a beautiful person, God Bless.
Thank you Ms. Sills and may your family take comfort in all of their memories of the good times.
You will be missed. The Music is slilenced, but the legacy lives forever. God Bless and Keep you in His Loving Care.
You will truly be missed. As a music educator, I feel a loss in the world of music. I have and will continue to teach my students about the wonderful 'gift' of Beverly Sills. My condolences to the family.
To the Lovely Lady of Lyric,also known as Silvery Bells:
Thank you a million: raised to the power of (n).
A once in a life-time talent, with wit and wisdom and a zest for life and the living. A Giver from the word GO.
Now, front row, next to the conductor, in the Angel Choirs on High.
Thank you Beverly
I was privileged to see Beverly Sills perform live at NYCO from 1970 thru 73: Giulio Caesare, Manon, Lucia di Lammermoor, the three Queens, and Tales of Hoffmann.
No other opera singer I have seen perform possessed the electric current with which she connected with the listener. You cared about each and every character.
I am sad for her passing. And, I wish I could have thanked her for all the joy she brought into my life.
I used to watch the "carol Burrnett" show and saw you on there. I remember thinking how full of humor you were. to your family..i am so sorry for your loss.
A beautiful voice has been stilled but not silenced. I shall continue to enjoy my CDs and records of this robust and colorful voice. May her family take comfort in knowing her voice lives on.
She graced our lives. God! What a Lady!! God bless her memory.
We have lost a wonderful human being! I listened to ALL my Beverly Sill's cd's yesterday and cried a LOT!
We will miss the ANGEL with the beautiful voice..........but we know that she is singing eternally in heaven! Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
May you rest in peace fair lady.
So sorry Buffy: We had lessons together at the Boston Ballet. So sorry for your loss.
I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.
My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.
They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole.
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.
Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.
But of all the treasures I have, it's the memories of you are the most precious.
Regina Clay Johnston originally from Brookline(Somerville,MA)
I would like to extend my sincere sympathy to Ms. Sills' family for their loss. What a glorious lady she was! Anyone who heard her or saw her will miss her. She left a lovely and memorable mark on the world. I always felt a particular kinship with her as we shared the same experience of being the mother of a deaf person. Peaceful dreams, Ms.Sills!
The world is at a loss! What a beautiful, strong woman she was! She is the reason I listened to opera. When I heard her sing I couldn't stop listening. THAT is how captivating her voice was. It just grabbed you and wouldn't let you go. Rest in peace, oh Diva, you deserve it for all you had to endure. Yolanda R. Baker
Super, Sensational Sills
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE WORLD. ESPECIALLY BEING JUST YOU.
We've all lost a shining star of opera and a champion of the arts. It is so sad to say good-bye to the great and wonderful Beverly Sills, forever Bubbles. What a treasure you've left us. What an unforgettable artistic presence, what a superb voice, and what an absolutely indelible personality.
GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY, REST IN PEACE BEVERLY SILLS
Class act. May she be a singing angel in heaven...
What a beautiful lady with a beautiful voice and gracious laughter. Heaven will be enjoying her songs & laughter. Our prayers are with her family. The Johnstones in Bakersfield, CA
My dear Aunt Dorothy loved you, and signed an LP album for her which I now have, and then, 14 years ago, Diva Sills was the speaker here on the Monterey Peninsula for our Hospital Auxiliary and I met her, face to face, We had our photo taken together. How I shall miss her, but she and my beloved Marian ANDERSON are singing with the angels today. God bless you for your gift to us, Beverly Sills.
Jeanne in Pebble Beach,CA
You were a wonderful person and a great singer. I will never forget you.
A beautiful singing Angel has arrived in heaven.....Thank you for all you gave to us..young and old..we all loved you.
Sister of a Fallen Marine
Whatever angel in heaven was denied a voice so that we might hear it on earth, must have now regained it. Heaven's gain. Our loss. Sleep in the shalom of heavenly peace, Sweet Diva.
God allowed us to enjoy one of his more perfect creations for many years and now He has called her home. Heaven will be more bubbly now!
Thanks for memories, sweet angel.
It was a thrill to hear her sing in person, and meet her backstage afterwards. Although it was more than 30 years ago, I still remember her gracious manner and charming personality. Her recordings live on to remind us all of this beautiful voice, and her work to bring opera to so many will continue. Thanks, Bubbles, for sharing your talent with us all.
A great loss to the opera world. May she rest in peace. Our sympathy to the family of Beverly Sills.
We have always enjoyed Ms Sills jest for anything she sang or did.
Her love of life and family was wonderful.
May God comfort you in this time of great loss. I can only imagine how much more beautiful the Heavely Choir is today~
Many thanks to you Belle for years of pleasure and inspiration; condolences to your family in their loss, although they must have many wonderful and private memories of you.
It was in McAllen, Texas in the early 1960's while in elementary that my brothers, my sister, and myself were taken on a field trip to hear the awesome Beverly Sills. What an experience!
I REMEMBER HER AT A FUNDRAISER IN THE HELD FOR THE NYC OPERA AT THE TRUMP PLAZA. SHE GREETED EVERYONE WITH TRUE THANKS.IT WAS A GREAT NIGHT.BOTH THE DONALD AND HIS FIRST WIFE WERE THERE.
I remember serving you and your husband tea and coffee at the intermission of your concert for the Community Concert Association in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., many years ago...you were wonderful. I shall pray for you and may you rest with the angels in heaven..God Bless.
My deep sympathy for your loss.Please know that Jehovah God is near to those that are broken at heart,but the Bible give us a promise to see our loved ones again,Act 24:15.
May the GOD of comfort be with your family during the grief process and may the Bible's promises give you hope for the future when these things will be a thing of the past.
Please do me a favor, Bubbles....sing an aria to God for me...I know he will enjoy it as much as we did.
Rest in peace.
I am shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of this beautiful singer who to me was above all a wonderful example of what a woman should be. I have enjoyed seeing her perform in various settings on TV and hearing her sing and coordinate the speakers during the intermission of the Met's Saturday Opera radio programs. Her sense of humor and her realness came through in all that she did and said. Reading her obituary was the first time that I realized that she overcame great obstacles in her life to do what she was meant to do: sing and bring the world the music of her very special voice. She sang because that was who she was. A child who could not hear her sing and another who perhaps could not always understand what she, their mother did, speaks more to me than any commentary could. May you, dear lady, accompany the angels in festal gathering before the Lord of Song and may your family and friends be comforted until we are all joined with you in the heavenly choir. Rest in peace.
you will be missed a voice to be remembered you are at peace now singing with the Angels , maureen
To the Greenough Family,
I'll always remember the time I met both your wonderful parents. It was when your mother came to Utah as the keynote speaker for the Governor's Conference on Families. Your father was such a great conversationalist (we had a great chat about the local copper mine) and your mother was so charming. I interviewed her at that time for a program I was producing for a local public radio station. I was tickled as she described the radio she had located in her kitchen with fingernail polish marking the spot on the dial where she could hear country music. She said Randy Travis was her favorite at the time. I loved her for that and for all she embodied as an artist, parent, philanthropist, business woman, and all around enthusiastic and grand lady. She exemplified how to love one's life and be cheerful even when faced with personal trials.
Your mother was a very special person. Thank you for sharing her with all the rest of us in the world. We have truly lost one of our national treasures.
Beverly Sills' spirit and charisma will be remembered as well as her glorious voice and professionalism. She was one of a kind. She will be missed and never forgotten for her dedication and contribution to New York City's great opera institutions...the Met and NYC Opera. A Brooklyn girl myself, I took great pride in following and enjoying the life and career of a remarkable woman. She added so much pleasure to my family and friends who loved opera more because of her.
Thank you for years of great pleasure.
To the children of Beverly Sills, I always had a great thrill watching her entertain. She was one of the best I wish I could have seen more of her. There will never be another like her.
BEVERLY SILLS WAS A GREAT SINGER!!
I enjoyed Mrs Sills singing and I also enjoyed watching her on PBS with Walter Cronkite.
Rest In Peace, Mrs. Sills!
we will miss your wonderfulness. A great loss to the opera world. God bless your family. Say "HI" to God for us. Sincerely,
Thank you for making the world a better place with your music, laughter and love. Thank you for being one of the main reasons that I started in music! May you be forever missed in this life. May you rest in peace. Your sister Soprano, Pebbles Audrey Smith
The world and her children have lost a beautiful spirit and mom, but she is now singing in heaven and someday we will hear her again.Thank you for sharing her with us all.
I feel like I have lost a member of our family. I'm 81 years old and have known her forever. I'll never forget that beautiful voice. I heard her sing on stage in Raleigh, NC
My condolences to the Sills Family, friends and fans around the world. Ms.Sills,reading your orbituary made me love you. You were a strong tower of strength, hope, encouragement and faith. You endured a lot of pain and setbacks in your personal life but you triumphed and never gave up. God bless you for being such an inspiration to millions. Your life was tragic but you overcame all odds to do what you were put her to do and you did it extraordinarily well. Ms. Sills, you were the greatest. I love you always.Take your rest. It is well deserved.
Truely one of the greatest voices ever. You will be so missed
The sterling silver voice that was so exquisitely yours can never be stilled- it echoes forever in our hearts.
Those who follow you, thank you.
Beverly will be God's greatest singing angel. She will be missed by everyone here on earth. May she rest in peace with the knowledge that she is home in heaven.
Thank you, Beverly, for making our world a better place and your contributions to the music world. On the way to work today, they played your recording of Little Star, and I had to pull to the side of the road because I was so moved by your beautiful voice and your passing. I feel as though I have lost a dear friend. Rest in peace.
What a beautiful spirit made manifest in voice and an effervescent personality. I grew up listening to and watching this great lady. I'm truly sad that the world has lost such a powerful presence.
The world has lost a beautiful Lady and a great voice. Mrs. Sills voice was the first voice to introduce me to the world of opera. Thank you, Beverly Sills.
I am a lover of music. What a tremendous gift to the world that is now gone. So much class, style and dignity. They don't make them like Beverly Sills anymore. My prayers are with her family and fans.
Ken McCamey, LaGrange,Georgia
It seems like we are blessed with being able to hear beautiful singing voices for such a short time here on earth. Voices like Beverly Sills, Patsy Cline, Buddy Holly, David Ruffin and so many more that it would take too much space to name them all, are only lent to us for a short time then they are taken to the heavens to sing for our Creator. But is so wonderful that years from now, we will still have Her beautiful voice singing to us through her recordings. Beautiful voices never, ever age!
I remmebr thinking what a wonderful singer you are! Sing in heaven!
A great lady. A great artist. A great visionary. A great force for quality, excellence, audacious effort and a life well lived start to finish. One of a kind. Ever cherished.
What a loss! I always envied your voice. While I used to sing also,
my range was contralto.
I was lucky to have heard her
here in Charlotte several
Your family lost a great person.
Alice G. Craig
Many a night was passed in my college dorm listening to your voice... sing amongst the angels now kind lady
I heard Beverly Sills sing in Raleigh, NC twice. She has a glorious voice, and she was so outgoing. I would have enjoyed knowing her personally.
Beverly Sills & her powerful voice will truly be missed, not at all forgotten. The day is soon to come where no one will mourn anymore. My sympathies to the family & friends.
Miss Sills will be missed for her voice and her cheerfulness despite many family tragedies. Sympathy to her family.
The world is at a loss! I had the privledge of singing for Miss Sills at Carnegie Hall in 1977 as part of America's Youth in Concert. She was such an inspiration. She was so talented and such a beautiful person both inside and out. She did more for opera music in the 20th century than anyone else bringing opera to people who might not ever heard of it; she will be missed. Heaven has a beautiful voice!
We have lost a wonderful woman and opera singer. May her star shine bright and may she never be forgotten.
Thank you for the pleasure you have brought this world. May God Bless
Another wonderful voice has been stilled here on earth, but it is now singing with full force and gusto in the Heavenly Choir. My parents and I were big "Tonight Show" fans during Johnny Carson's heydey, and we always enjoyed it when Ms. Sills would be a guest on the show. Her voice was pure magic. As a singer myself, I can appreciate all of the hard work and training that it takes to perfect your talent. Ms. Sills will truly be missed by all those whose lives she touched with her beautiful music.
Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of a great lady.
What can I say about a woman who was my idol A beautiful opera singer. I'm very sorry for her loss to her family. She will be missed, but her music will live on.
A beautiful woman, faithful spouse, devoted mother, loyal friend, gifted performer, generous philanthropist and protector of the arts.
We celebrate a life well-lived and mourn the loss of her presence only. Her legacy and spirit live on.
Your unforgettable "Assedio di Corinto" at La Scala is seared in my memory. May you rest in peace.
Nancy Spada (Florence, Italy)
120 residents of Carrollwood Care Center send their prayers and thoughts to the family and friends of Bubbles. The chorus in heaven now has an accomplished director known to the masses for excellence not only in singing but handicapped and equality for all.
I remember seeing Ms. Sills for the first time as a teenager when she would appear on the daytime talk shows in the 1960s. My late mother loved her and I, too, had a great deal of respect for the warm, compassionate and funny woman she seemed to be. I'm not an opera fan but I do appreciate the talent required for such performing and I greatly admired her God given talent. What a voice! I also remember being struck all those years ago when I learned she was the mother of a deaf child, how ironic that her own daughter could never hear her mother's glorious voice. May Beverly rest in peace and my God watch over her family as they go through this grieving process. Thank you, Beverly, for giving so many people so much pleasure for so many years.
Heaven has been enriched with such a great person. You are no longer with us here, but you will never be forgotten. May God comfort the Sills family during the time.
I saw her in Ft Worth on her farewell tour,doing Barber of Seville.It was the only time I ever saw anyone receive a standing ovation durin a performance.
You will be missed,Bubbles.Rest in peace.
Oh what a wonderful choir God has now!
The world has lost a wonderful talent. God bless her.
You gave me my first glimpse of Opera! Rest in Peace
My condolences to the family of one of the worlds greatest voices. She'll always be in your hearts as well as mine.
Beverly Sills brought so much joy and love and great talent all over the world. I close my eyes i can hear her singing with the angels. i just loved her laughter.May God Bless you. Thank you for being part of my lifetime.My deepest sympathy to your family and friends.
Miss Beverly, you were one of a kind. Gifted not only with a tremendous voice, but the ability to bring opera and the arts to the hearts of so many that may not have cared if not for you. The angelic choir has a new member. Rest in peace special lady!
NEW YORK AND THE WORLD, HAVE LOST A WONDERFUL PERSON.....MISS SILLS, WAS ONE OF A KIND.....HER VOICE WAS A WONDER TO HEAR......HER WORK FOR THE ARTS, HAS DONE SO MUCH FOR ALL
A NEW YORK FAN
Rest in peace, angel of song. You were the personification of Opera in America, along with Leontyne Price. Your talent and craft were sublime, your silvertoned voice was a gift from the universe. You shared your art and your wonderful self with the world, and when the time was ripe, you retired, opening the door for a new generation of American talent. But you did not give up, and continued making sure that art matters. Your life made an enormous difference, and you are an American, yet universal, treasure. Your legacy of recordings will live forever. We miss you already. Give our regards to Mozart, DOnizetti, Verdi, and the other great ones.
I saw you when you were on Best Friends Week on The View w/ Barbara Walters. Your friendship and loyalty that you showed on that day I have NEVER forgotten. I may not have had the opportunity to hear you sing much, but you obviously were more than a singer because I have never forotten who you are from the first time I saw you. Rest in Peace.
Rest in peace, angel of song. You were the personification of Opera in America, along with Leontyne Price. Your talent and craft were sublime, your silvertoned voice was a gift from the universe. You shared your art and your wonderful self with the world, and when the time was ripe, you retired, opening the door for a new generation of American talent. But you did not give up, and continued making sure that art matters. Your life made a differnce, and you are an American, yet universal, treasure. We miss you already. Give our regards to Mozart, DOnizetti, Verdi, and the others.
To the Sills Family-
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
I'm so sorry to hear about the recent illness and death of Beverly Sills. Her special talent was enjoyed by so many of us. I will remember her with a donation to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. May your memories of Beverly bring comfort to you.
We've lost a wonderful lady!
G_d bless Beverly Sills family, friends, and fans.
Isaiah 26:3 (King James Bible)
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
Thank You Bubbles for your c0mpassion and good example in helpinig others. You have done God's work on earth and now you are rewarded singing with the Angels.
You will be greatly missed. Your are a beautiful person.
Thanks a million for all the great operas. I've always loved the arias you made happen.
Her light shines on in her music and in all of us...
Father we entrust our sister Beverly to your mercy. You loved her greatly in this life: now that she is freed from all its cares, give her happiness and peace forever. Welcome her now into paradise where there will be no more sorrow, no more weeping or pain, but only peace and joy with Jesus your Son, and the Holy Spirit forever and ever.
May God hold Beverly in the palm of His hand. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My deepest sympathy.
May God Bless her precious heart and soul and her family.
the world just lost another great singer. Rest in peace.
TO THE FAMILY OF BEVERLY SILLS,
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AER WITH YOU AT THIS MOST DIFFICULT TIME.
MAY BEVERLY REST IN PEACE.
AL, DEBBIE, COREY GOLDSTEIN
Your voice will live on forever. God bless and keep you safe in his arms.
When I went to work at the NY City Opera in 1973 as a rookie assistant stage director, it was Beverly whom I first ran into in the underground corridors of the NY State Theatre. She didn’t know me from Adam, yet she greeted me warmly and personally welcomed me to the company right in the middle of a chorus and ballet strike. The great Beverly Sills sat in the company cafeteria wondering along with me and a group of other staffers whether there would be a season that year, though I am sure she could have walked out of that building and landed any singing job she wanted by day’s end. Years earlier she had regularly come to sing in Cincinnati every summer while my wife Kimberly and I were in school. Beverly Sills was always lively, feisty, approachable, salty, and completely and totally dedicated to her art when it came time to sing. How she managed to also be – by all accounts – a wonderful mother and wife is nothing short of a miracle. We are lucky to have her recorded legacy. We are even luckier those of us who saw her perform on stage. She was one of the great singing actresses of our time
The music is silent, but the legacy will live on forever. Prayers and God Bless Beverly Sills and her family. Rest in peace.
The sweetest sounds I ever heard were produced by this great lady. I will miss you dearly.
The world has lost a shining star. Her beautiful voice and indomitable spirit and cheerful personality will be remembered. My deepest sympathy to her family.
Beverly Sills, a wonderful singing talent which she shared with the entire operatic fraternity.
Ar dheis de go raibh a h-anam dilis.
A great lady for her art and her humility. She'll be sorely missed.
To the family of a great lady whom I have enjoyed and admired for many years I offer my condolences. Only one of her great accomplishments was the introduction of singing opera in English...I will always remember Ms. Sills with kind memories.
A great voice. Rest in peace Beverly.
Our loss is God's gain. A woman whose voice and energy will be greatly missed. She may be gone but left many, many memories behind that will enable her to live on in our hearts forever. As her Angels are taking care of her; May your angels continue to bless you and keep you ALWAYS in their care.
I was privileged to see Miss Sills in several performances in Washington DC and in Atlanta. Her beautiful voice and infectious personality made an opera-lover out of me. She will be greatly missed. Sending heartfelt sympathy to her family and friends.
I loved her from the day I first saw here in "Lucia" in 1971 at Wolf Trap. The sound of her voice marries the rhythm of my life. Charles Freeman Stamper
May she rest in peace...surely she is leading God's heavenly choir!
Thank you for the joy you shared with the world. Your wonderful voice,your bubbly humor. Your didication to the arts, to MS research and The March of Dimes. You will be missed.
MAY YOU FILL THE HEAVENS WITH THAT WONDERFUL VOICE!
I had the rare honor of meeting Miss Sills twice and I will never forget them. First, after her stunning performance of La Traviata with the San Diego Opera in 1976, I snuck backstage through the artists entrance so I could have her autograph her biography (which she did graciously); and second, as her personal escort for Emory University's Alumni Weekend in 2001 where she was the featured guest speaker. Upon our parting later that day after I told her about my backstage meeting with her, she remarked, "I hope it doesn't take us 25 more years to meet again." We have lost one of our greatest treasures tonight, and my heart goes out to her family and friends.
Her n'shamah should have an aliyah to shamayim where no doubt she'll be joining the angels in duets and arias.
Rest in peace.
God blessed us when he put Beverly Sills on this planet. Her voice will live on forever.
A sad day for music lovers who will miss both her great voice and vibrant personality. However, there will now be more music and joy in heaven.
A sad day. Thank you for so much.
I bought her book "BUBBLES" when it was first published and loaned it to a friend.When it was not returned I cried and cried...Today I'm crying again.I have loved her all of my life.To the family my prayers.
The world is a far better place for having had you in it. Your star will shine for a very long time.
Her talents enchanted many. She will be missed.
I have always enjoyed her work.
I WAS SAD TO READ OF BEVERLY SILLS PASSING. HOWEVER SHE IS NOW IN THE ARMS OF OUR HEAVENLY FATHER FREE OF PAIN. SHE WAS ONE OF THE BEST OPERA SINGERS.
Dearest Beverly, thank you for 40 years of musical joy i'll never forget
Rest in peace, Ms. Sills. The world has lost a remarkable person.
Thank you for the beautiful music you've shared through your career.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
You will be missed.God bless you.Rest in peace.
Rest in peace, dear lady.
Your voice and your art was an inspiration to music lovers everywhere. And your humanity was admired by all.
ONE OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD OF OPERA. I COULD LISTEN FOR HOURS.
A great lady. God rest her soul.
J. Noegel, Jax, Fl
I always enjoyed her vivacious personality as well as her voice. She appeared as pleasant and friendly in evey instance. It is shocking to hear that she is gone. The world will miss her terribly; all of our JEWELS and ANGELS are leaving us.