She sang Liu to Callas’s young Turandot

We have reports of the death of Elena Rizzieri, a lovely Italian soprano who sang with Callas in Turandot (1948), with Mario Del Monaco in Mefistofele (1948) and Boheme (1950) and with Renata Tebaldi in Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro.

She retired in 1966.

Elena Rizzieri died in Rome on 17 February. She was 93.

elena rizzieri

h/t: Rudi van den Bulck, www.operanostalgia.be

Watch her in this indispensable Glyndebourne rehearsal film.

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