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Scotto, Renata

Scotto, Renata (b Savona, 1933). It. soprano. Opera début Savona 1952 (Violetta in La traviata). Member of La Scala co. from 1954; Débuts: London (Stoll) 1957; Edinburgh Fest., 1957 (replaced Callas as Amina in La Sonnambula at very short notice); Amer. (Chicago) 1960; CG 1962; NY Met 1965. Specially successful in Puccini and Verdi. Last sang at NY Met 1987 (as Butterfly), having directed Madama Butterfly there in 1986. Autobiography More Than a Diva (NY 1984).

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Scotto, Renata

Renata Scotto, 1934–, Italian soprano. She made her debut at La Scala, in Milan, in 1953 and at the Metropolitan Opera, in New York City, in 1965. Noted for her versatility and dramatic intensity, she excels in the Italian repertory, e.g., Bellini's Norma and Puccini's Madame Butterfly.

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