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Maralin Niska (November 16, 1926 – July 9, 2016) was an American operatic soprano, well known as a singing-actress.


Born in San Pedro, California, Niska studied under Louise Mansfield, Lotte Lehmann, and primarily Ernest St. John Metz. Niska sang extensively in southern California during the 1950s, including performances with the USC Opera, UCLA Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Redlands Bowl and other regional companies. Her extensive national and international career began at the opening of the Metropolitan Opera National Company as Susannah in the Carlisle Floyd work, in Indianapolis in 1965. After retiring from the stage, she lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and was married to William Mullen. WIKIPEDIA

VIDEO: Maralin Niska - Quando Men Vo, Live Metropolitan Opera (HQ) Opera; La Boheme Composer; Puccini Soprano; Maralin Niska Place & Date; Metropolitan Opera,1977.