(March 25th, 1910- 8th September 2014) Aged 104
Magda Olivero was an Italian soprano of the verismo-school of singing and made her operatic debut in 1932 on Turin radio in Cattozzo's oratorio "Misteri Dolorosi"
She performed widely and increasingly successfully until 1941, when she married and retired from performing.
Magda Olivero returned to the stage ten years later, at the request of Francesco Cilèa, who asked her to sing the title role in his opera Adriana Lecouvreur.
In 1975, already an international star for four decades, she made her début at the Metropolitan Opera House in "Tosca"- earning a standing ovation that went on for thirty minutes. Her last performances on stage were in March 1981 in the one-woman opera, "La Voix Humaine" by Poulenc.
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