Death of a Callas soprano, 90main
The marvellous Italian soprano Gabriella Tucci died today in Rome, aged 90. She made her 1951 debut at Spoleto opposite Beniamino Gigli, in 1951. Her next role was in Cherubini’s Medea opposite Maria Callas.
She sang in all major international opera houses over the next two decades but drew little interest from record companies, such was the density of the competition.