Fiorenza Cossotto

Fiorenza Cossotto

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Fiorenza Cossotto is an Italian mezzo soprano. She is considered by many to be one of the great mezzo-sopranos of the 20th century. Born on April 22, 1935 in Crescentino, Province of Vercelli, Italy, Cossotto attended the Turin Academy of Music and graduated top of her class. After her studies with Mercedes Llopart, she made her operatic debut as Sister Matilde in the world premiere of Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites in 1957 at La Scala in Milan. Her international debut was at the 1958 Wexford Festival as Giovanna Seymour in Donizetti's Anna Bolena. Her Covent Garden debut was in 1959 as Neris in Cherubini's M d e, with Maria Callas in the title role. A 1962 performance of the lead in La favorita at La Scala led to wider fame and she made her American debut in the same role in 1964 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and as Amneris at the Metropolitan Opera in 1968. Altogether between the seasons of 1967-68 and 1988-89 she gave 148 performances at the Metshow more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Loc Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136659298
  • 9786136659299