Cavalieri, Lina [Natalina]
- Rodolfo Celletti
- and Valeria Pregliasco Gualerzi
(b Viterbo, Dec 25, 1874; d Florence, Feb 7, 1944). Italian soprano. Of the humblest origin, she began her career at the age of 14 singing in cafés and soon became celebrated for her exceptional beauty. Encouraged by the tenor Francesco Marconi to devote herself to opera, she studied with Maddelena Mariani-Masi and made her début in ...