American opera singer who had an effective international career through the 1960s before 1980s. She sang in the choir at her Baptist chapel when she was a kid and later gained a B.A. in Love dialects from Hunter University when she was 19 years of age. She has worked well as a instructor at universities like Louisiana Condition College or university and UCLA since she retired from performing in 1989. She was created the youngest of two kids to Demetrio Arroyo and Lucille Washington. She frequently performed with NY Philharmonic conductor Leonard Bernstein.