Bachelor, Ohio State University, 1971. Master of Arts, University Cincinnati, 1973. Dr.H.C.(honorary), University Cincinnati, 1992.
Leading lyric soprano in international opera houses including Covent Garden, Milan, 1974—2000, Sydney Opera, Australia, Seattle Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Rome Opera, Opera Nice, Chicago Opera, San Francisco Opera, Munich State Opera. Lead soprano La Boheme, 1988, La Fanciulla de West, 1992.
Member of American Gear Manufacturers Association.
Married Karl Wiedner, June 12, 1976. 1 child Alexandra Wiedner.