Angri [D’Angri], Elena [Nazarena, Mattia, Catterina]
- Kostas Kardamis
(b Corfu, May 14, 1821; d Barcelona, Nov 5, 1886). Greek contralto and mezzo-soprano of Neapolitan origin, considered, already during her lifetime, as the earliest Greek opera singer to pursue an international career. The indigence of her family, already severe in 1840, played a decisive role in Angri’s professional career. As her uncle’s protégée she went successively to Naples and Florence, and studied with Salvatore Taglioni and Giuseppe Doglia. In ...