Personalities | Claudia Muzio | Turn of the Century | Opera
The daughter of a stage director and a chorus member, soprano Muzio debuted in Arezzo in 1910 before making a number of appearances in Turin. She appeared at La Scala, Milan in 1913 and then Covent Garden in 1914. It is often said of Muzio that she had very little private life, choosing instead to devote herself completely to her art. Contemporary reports speak of her impressive presence, most of all in tragic roles. Although she was particularly associated with the veristic repertoire, she sang with a subtle intensity. She was able to move rapidly between colours, making her ideally suited for Verdi and Puccini.
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