Galli-Curci [née Galli], Amelita
- Desmond Shawe-Taylor
(b Milan, Italy, Nov 18, 1882; d La Jolla, CA, Nov 26, 1963). Italian soprano, naturalized American. She graduated from the Milan Conservatory in 1903 with a first prize as a pianist; on the advice of Mascagni she also had some vocal lessons there with Carlo Carignani and Sara Dufes, but was mainly self-taught. She made her debut at Trani, Italy in ...