Elisabetta Manfredini-Guarmani


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(b Bologna, 1790; d after 1817). Italian soprano. After making her début in 1809 at Bologna, she created roles in four operas by Gioachino Rossini: Amira in Ciro in Babilonia (1812) at Ferrara; Amenaide in Tancredi (1813) and Aldimira in Sigismondo (1814) at La Fenice, Venice; and the title role of Adelaide di Borgogna (1817) at the Teatro Argentina, Rome. At La Scala she created Mandane in Ferdinando Paer's L’eroismo in amore (1815) and sang the title role of Johann Mayr's Ginevra di Scozia (1816). She also sang in Turin. To judge from the music composed for her by Gioachino Rossini, she had a voice of exceptional flexibility.

From The Grove Book of Opera Singers in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Opera.

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