Magda Olivero

(b. 1910)

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(b Saluzzo, 1910).

It. soprano. Opera début Turin 1933 (Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi). Was Cilea's favourite interpreter of Adriana Lecouvreur. Retired 1941 on marriage, but returned 1951 in Brescia (Adriana Lecouvreur, at composer's request). London 1952. Sang in USA 1966–77, début in Dallas 1966; NY 1970; Met début 1975. Notable singing‐actress.

Subjects: Opera.

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