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About Yma Sumac
Yma Sumac was a renowned Peruvian-American soprano whose wide range of vocals made her one of the most admired singers during the 1950s. Her rise to stardom began in 1942 when she made her first radio appearance.
In 1950, she issued her maiden album which was under the name “Voice of the Xtabay”. Her career spanned for over five decades and she recorded some successful albums including “Mambo!” and “Miracles”.
The singer’s success in the music industry earned her roles in a number of films. She appeared in the 1954 film “Secret of the Incas” as Kori-Tica. Other movies that she was featured in include “Omar Khayyam” and “Música de siempre”.
Her birth name was Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chávarri del Castillo and was raised by her parents Emilia del Castillo and Sixto Chávarri. His initial marriage to Moises Vivanco ended in 1957 but the couple reunited later that same year.
She was said to have five octaves.
Over 60 million copies of her works have been sold, making her one of Latin America’s best-selling singers.
She was compared to the likes of Maria Malibran, Pauline Viardot and Isabella Colbran.
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F.A.Q. about Yma Sumac
When is her birthday?
Yma Sumac's birthday is on September 13, 1922.
In how many days is her birthday?
Yma Sumac's birthday is in 198 days
How old was Yma Sumac when she died?
She was 86 years old.
When did she die?
She died in November 1, 2008.
How old would she be today?
Yma Sumac would be 101 years old if she was alive today.
Where was Yma Sumac from?
She was born in Callao, Peru.