Arleen Auger

Birth Name:
Joyce Arleen Auger
Birth Date:
August 13, 1939
Birth Place:
South Gate, California
Death Date:
June 10, 1993
Place of Death:
Leusden, the Netherlands
Cause of Death:
Brain tumor
Cemetery Name:
Ferncliff Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Arleen Auger was an American soprano opera singer known for her melodic voice and interpretations of works by Bach, Handel, Haydn, Monteverdi, Mozart, and Schubert. Auger won a Grammy for Best Classical Vocal Performance in 1994 for her performances. Music critic Tim Page wrote that she was "the sort of artist whose work not only provided pleasure for her audience but also instruction for her colleagues by any standards, hers was an exemplary career. She sang beautifully for more than a quarter century, she sang great music, and she never bowed or pandered to public taste. She was an artist, steady and serious to the end."

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Ferncliff Cemetery

280 Secor Road

Hartsdale, New York, 10530


North America


Grave Location:

Hillcrest, Section H, Grave 813

Grave Location Description

After entering through the entrance between Cherrywood and Maplewood, take the first left. At the next intersection continue going straight (west). Shortly after there will be another intersection, turn right here and head north past the Knollwood Cremation Garden, then turn left at the intersection and park in the cul-de-sac where the street ends. Arleen Auguer is located is Hillcrest Section H which is northwest of the cul-de-sac. At the end of the cul-de-sac is a structure, and Arleen Auger’s grave is about 58 feet northeast of the structure.

Please note the flat bronze monuments are numbered on most graves for ease of discovery

Grave Location GPS

41.028256, -73.832384



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