Giulietta Simionato


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(b Forlì, 1910; d Rome, 2010).

It. mezzo‐soprano. Winner of Bel Canto Comp., Florence 1933. Operatic début in Montagnana 1928 (Lola in Cavalleria rusticana). Sang in f.p. of Pizzetti's Orséolo (Florence 1935). La Scala début 1936, regular member of company 1939–66. Sang at first Edinburgh Fest. 1947. CG début 1953; Amer. début (S. Francisco) 1953; Chicago 1954–61; NY Met 1959–63; Salzburg Fest. début 1957. A wide range and agility enabled her to sing brilliant Rossini, Bellini, and Donizetti roles. Retired 1966.

Subjects: Opera.

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