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Wilhelmenia Fernandez

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Name  Wilhelmenia Fernandez
Role  Soprano

Spouse  Andrew W. Smith
Movies  Diva
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Full name  Wilhelmenia Andrew Smith
Albums  The Diva Live, WILHELMENIA FERNANDEZ sings "Favorite Spirituals"
Awards  Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical
Nominations  NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Similar People  Jean‑Jacques Beineix, David Cullen, Serge Silberman, Daniel Odier, Jean Van Hamme

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Wilhelmenia Fernandez, sometimes billed as Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez, is an American soprano.


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She was born in Philadelphia in 1949. She appeared in the 1981 film Diva by French director Jean-Jacques Beineix.

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Fernandez's early training was at the Philadelphia Academy of Vocal Arts, followed by a scholarship at The Juilliard School of Music in New York. Her operatic debut was as Bess in Porgy and Bess, for Houston Grand Opera, a production which toured both the USA and Europe.

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She made her début in Paris as Musetta in La bohème (with Plácido Domingo and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa), and at the New York City Opera in the same role in 1982.

Since then she has sung in operas and recitals in cities all over the world, her most notable roles being Carmen, Carmen Jones (for which she received the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1992 as Best Actress in a Musical), and Aïda, a role she has performed in Luxor and at the Pyramids in Egypt.

She has made recordings of George Gershwin and of Negro spirituals.


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