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Luisa Tetrazzini

(1871—1940)


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(b Florence, 1871; d Milan, 1940).

It. soprano. Opera début Florence 1890 (Inez in L' Africaine). Sang for several years in Argentina. Major success on Amer. début at S. Francisco 1904. CG début 1907 (to sensational acclaim); NY début Manhattan 1908; Met 1911; Chicago Grand Opera 1911–13. Concert appearances only after 1918 until 1934. Brilliant coloratura technique.

Subjects: Opera.


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