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date: 13 November 2019

Zeani [Zehan], Virginia locked

  • Harold Rosenthal
  •  and Alan Blyth

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(b Solovastru, 21 Oct 1925). Italian soprano of Romanian birth. After studying Lipkowska in Bucharest and with Pertile in Milan, she made her début at Bologna in 1948 as Violetta, which she also sang at her London (1953, Stoll Theatre), Vienna (1957), Paris (1957), Metropolitan (1966) and Bol′shoy (1969) débuts and at Covent Garden (1959). She made her Scala début in 1956 as Handel’s Cleopatra opposite Nicola nicola Rossi-lemeni (whom she married) as Julius Caesar. In 1957 she created Blanche in Dialogues des Carmélites at La Scala. She participated in important revivals of Maria di Rohan (1965, Naples), Rossini’s Otello (1968, Rome) and Verdi’s Alzira (1970, Rome). Originally a specialist in coloratura parts including Lucia, Elvira (I puritani) and Adèle (Le comte Ory), she began in 1970 to undertake more dramatic roles, notably Aida, Manon Lescaut, Tosca, Magda Sorel (...

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