Bori, Lucrezia bô´rē [key], 1887–1960, Spanish soprano, whose real name was Borja (Ital. Borgia ). She made her debut (1908) in Rome as Micaela in Carmen, later sang Manon Lescaut opposite Caruso in Paris (1910), and was long a leading performer at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City (1912–15; 1920–36). After 1935 she was a director of the Metropolitan Opera Association. She was notable for her stage presence as well as her lyric voice.
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