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Janet Pavek

( b. Aug 12, 1936 Bronxville, New York, USA - d. Jan 06, 2009 New Port Richey, Florida, USA ) Female

Janet Pavek was an actress and singer who performed major musical theatre and opera roles in New York, London and regionally.

At the age of 16, Ms. Pavek was cast in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway musical Me and Juliet. Other Broadway roles include the title role in Fanny, Guenevere in Camelot, Christine and Ankles Aweigh.

In 1961 Pavek made her operatic debut with the New York City Center Opera Company and in the spring of 1963 was signed to a contract by the Metropolitan Opera Company, making her debut in Puccini's La Boheme, where she won critical acclaim for her portrayal of Musetta.

Pavek also sang leading roles with the Pittsburgh Opera Company, the Fort Worth Opera Company and the Cincinnati and San Francisco Opera companies. Her repertoire included the title role in Manon Lescaut, Liu in Turandot, Nedda in Pagliacci, Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, and many other lead soprano roles.

In her youth Ms. Pavek was a recipient of the Martha Baird Rockefeller Foundation Award for musical achievement and the Sullivan Foundation Award for gifted singers. She appeared in concert and recital performances throughout the United States, Europe, Israel and South America. In her later years she taught voice to private students.

Source: Playbill.com obituary

ProductionsDate of Productions
[Musical, Original]
  • Performer: Janet Pavek
        Guenevere - Replacement (Jul 09, 1962 - ?)
  • Standby: Janet Pavek
        Guenevere - Replacement
Dec 03, 1960 - Jan 05, 1963
[Musical, Original]
  • Performer: Janet Pavek [Sita Roy]
Apr 28, 1960 - May 08, 1960
Ankles Aweigh
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Janet Pavek [Singer]
Apr 18, 1955 - Sep 17, 1955
[Musical, Original]
  • Performer: Janet Pavek
        Mimi - Replacement
  • Understudy: Janet Pavek
        Fanny - Replacement
Nov 04, 1954 - Dec 16, 1956
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