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date: 15 December 2019

Festa (Maffei), Francescalocked

  • Elizabeth Forbes

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(b Naples, 1778; d St Petersburg, 9/Nov 21, 1835). Italian soprano. She studied in Naples with Aprile and in Rome with Pacchierotti, making her début in 1799 at the Teatro Nuovo, Naples. She sang at La Scala between 1805 and 1824, creating Fiorilla in Rossini’s Il turco in Italia...

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