Personalities | Giuditta Pasta | Early Romantic | Opera
Giuditta Pasta, who created the title role in Bellini’s Norma, was classed as a soprano, but was probably closer to a mezzo-soprano. On stage, she was majestic, and her acting was so powerful that, according to Stendhal, she ‘electrified the soul’. However, success did not come her way all that quickly. After her debut in Milan in 1815, she performed in Venice, Padua, Rome, Brescia and Turin before scoring her first substantial success at the Théâtre Italien in Paris in 1821. Three years later, Pasta appeared at London’s Haymarket Theatre and continued to sing in both of these capital cities until 1837. She also appeared at the Teatro San Carlo, Naples (1826), in Vienna (1829), at La Scala, Milan (1831) and in St Petersburg (1840). In addition to Norma, Giuditta Pasta created many other title roles such as Donizetti’s Anna Bolena and Amina in Bellini’s La sonnambula.
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