Gina Cigna


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(b Angère, Paris, 1900; d Milan, 2001).

Fr.‐It. soprano. Début La Scala 1927 (under name Genoveffa Sens) as Freia in Das Rheingold. Returned to La Scala as Gina Cigna in 1929, singing every season until 1943. CG début 1933; NY Met 1936–8. Famous interpreter of Turandot. Became singing teacher 1948.

Subjects: Opera.

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