(March 6, 1900 – June 20, 2001)
Gina Cigna was a French-Italian opera singer, one of the leading dramatic sopranos of the inter-war period.
Her Turandot was exceptional but her career was cut short at its peak, by a car accident.
It was afterwards suggested that her heart couldn't take the pressure of a career as a singer and so she retired- but despite this, Gina Cigna went on to live to 101.
In her time she was feted as "the most beautiful Turandot in the world" and the recordings she left are testament to a very great voice.
Gina Cigna is one of the featured stars on our "Legends" product range.