• "For decades, since the day I accidentally heard her..."
  • "To family of Ms. Stevens. Please accept my sincere..."
    - Lynn Harmon
  • "I received my Degree from Mannes, and honored that Rise..."
    - Andrew Siditsky
  • "She one of the most beautiful voices I've ever heard. ..."
    - Melody Johnson
  • "Miss Rise was our friend. She was famous, but she was so..."
    - Abigail and Hannah Jane

STEVENS--Rise. The board and staff of the Metropolitan Opera Guild and Opera News are profoundly saddened by the death of Rise Stevens Surovy. One of the greatest stars of the Metropolitan Opera, Rise served on the board of the Guild continuously since 1972, and for decades gave lovingly of her time, support and wisdom to all of our programs. She will be missed by opera lovers everywhere. Our deepest sympathies go to her son Nicolas, daughter-in-law Marguerite and granddaughter Marisa. Winthrop Rutherfurd, Jr., Chairman Richard J. Miller, Jr., President Stewart Pearce, Managing Director

Published in The New York Times on Mar. 22, 2013
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