Giulietta Simionato

Mezzo-Soprano

An Italian mezzo-soprano greatly beloved at Lyric, the Vienna State Opera, and La Scala, the irresistible Giulietta Simionato (1910 – 2010) sang every kind of mezzo role, from Mozart's Cherubino to the rip-roaring Verdi parts. Venerated by the entire operatic community, she was a diminutive dynamo, gifted with a uniquely versatile voice and the kind of electrifying personality that is given to few in any age of singing.

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Giulietta Simionato's Roles at Lyric

Main photo: Giulietta Simionato at Lyric. Photo by Nancy Sorensen.