Thursday, May 6, 2010

Giulietta Simionato Dies at 99

Further proof that classical music helps you live longer, Italian mezzo soprano Giulietta Simionato passed away yesterday at 99. She was a week short of the Century mark; her birthday would have been May 12.

A close friend of Maria Callas she made her American debut with the Lyric Opera of Chicago in 1954 and her Met debut in 1959 as Azucena in Il trovatore.

You can read a nice obituary about Giulietta here.

Clip of her from Don Carlo is below:

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