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Luisa Tetrazzini (Soprano)

Born: 29th June 1871, Florence, Italy

Died: 28th April 1940, Milan, Italy

Nationality: Italian

Luisa Tetrazzini was an Italian coloratura soprano of great international fame. Tetrazzini “had a scintillating voice with a brilliant timbre and a range and agility well beyond the norm...” She enjoyed a highly successful operatic and concert career in Europe and America from the 1890s through to the 1920s. Her voice lives on in recordings made from 1904–1920. She wrote a memoir, My Life of Song, in 1921 and a treatise, How to Sing, in 1923. After retirement, she taught voice in her homes in Milan and Rome until her death.