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Obituary: Lili Chookasian, contralto, faculty member

Lili Chookasian, a renowned contralto who sang at the Metropolitan Opera and taught at the Yale School of Music, died peacefully in her sleep on April 10, 2012.

Chookasian was born in Chicago, on August 1, 1921 and celebrated her 90th birthday last summer. In her career, she appeared with many of the world’s major conductors, symphony orchestras, and recording and opera companies. Read more here...