Tourel, Jennie

Tourel, Jennie (b. Davidson)

(1910–73) mezzo-soprano; born in St. Petersburg, Russia. She studied voice in Paris, making her operatic debut there in 1933. Coming to the U.S.A. in 1940, she joined the Metropolitan Opera in 1944. She excelled in a wide range of styles including contemporary opera, and was an active recitalist.