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Amelita Galli-Curci

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Amelita Galli-Curci (18 November 1882 – 26 November 1963) was an Italian operatic coloratura soprano. She was one of the best regarded singers of the early 20th century. She was born as Amelita Galli into an upper-middle-class family in Milan, where she studied piano in her youth. She was inspired to sing by her grandmother. Operatic composer Pietro Mascagni also encouraged Galli-Curci's singing career. By her own choice, Galli-Curci's singing was largely self-trained, from listening to other sopranos, reading old singing method books, and practicing piano exercises with her voice. Galli-Curci made her operatic debut in 1906 at Trani, as Gilda in Rigoletto and she rapidly became acclaimed throughout Italy. In 1908 she married the Marchese Luigi Curci, and added his last name to hers.

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  • Born: 18 November 1882
  • Died: 26 November 1963 (Aged 81)
  • Occupation: Opera Singer

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