(performer: "Dio Ti Giocondi" - uncredited)
She played Micaela in Henri Meilhac, Ludovic Halevy, and Prosper Merime's opera, "Carmen," at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois with Bruna Castagna (Carmen); Kurt Baum (Don Jose); Alexander Sved (Escamillo); Michael Signorelli (Bermandado); Giuseppe Cavadore (Daneaire); Algerd Brazis (Morales); Reinhold Schmidt (Zuniga); Janet...
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5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Only God makes a diva. No, just call me a plain singer with lots of expression. [in an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle in 2004]
Her big break came in her native Italy in 1934, when she took over for the indisposed star of "Madama Butterfly" at Milan's Teatro Lirico. She turned that heroine into a signature role, with reportedly more than 300 performances during her career. She made over 400 appearances at the Met, holding the record for the most "La Traviatas" (87).