Milva, RIP

Milva, RIP


norman lebrecht

April 24, 2021

The phenomenal Italian singer Milva, whose range extended from San Remo pop to Berio modernism, has died at 81.

I remember her best in an Almeida concert of songs by Weill and Eisler, her UK debut in the 1980s.

She also worked with Piazzolla, Theodorakis and other composers with a popular touch.




  • Greg Bottini says:

    Milva was just fantastic! I am so sorry to hear of her passing.
    Addio, cara signora Milva.

  • Cornishman says:

    I too remember her Weill especially – not least on that otherwise strange set of the Dreigroschenoper with Dernesch, Kollo et al., where she pretty much steals the show. RIP.

  • E says:

    Brava Milva.
    “Adios Muchacha…”

  • Novagerio says:

    Jessica Rabbit?…

  • Dominic Stafford says:

    She was as also Morricone’s muse. Marvellous artist.

  • Alexander says:

    my prayers, hope many of those who appreciated her talent have already done that ….

  • Concertgebouw79 says:

    Great italian singer maybe in the shadow sometimes or less popular than Iva Zanicchi, Ornella Vanoni and of course Mina.

  • Nick says:

    What a great loss!!!!!

  • nonbarihunk says:

    RIP, cara Milva.
    Your music has accompanied me my whole life and will continue to do so. Happy memories, tinged with sadness thinking of loved ones long gone before you. Grazie.