Aniceta Shea



Competition Winner

Anicita Shea, soprano, was named a winner of the 1935 Walter W. Naumburg Competition.

She studied at the New England Conservatory of Music and was awarded the Lotta Crabtree and Klara Kathleen Rogers scholarships. A native of Newport, RI, she performed throughout New England and on the radio.

Excerpt from The New York Times review, March 3, 1936

Miss Shea's Debut Recital

"she proved to be a dramatic soprano whom nature had generously endowed...Her voice had exceptional power, range and brilliance...she sang from Poncielli's La Gioconda with assurance, opulence of tone and dramatic three Schumann works achieved interpretations of warmth and comprehension...she is one of the most promising vocalists to be brought forward through the Naumburg awards."


1935 Naumburg Competition

First Prize

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