Arangi-Lombardi, Giannina, Italian soprano; b. Marigliano, near Naples, June 20, 1891; d. Milan, July 9, 1951. She studied with Beniamino Carelli at the Cons, di S. Pietro a Majella in Naples. She made her operatic debut as a mezzo-soprano in 1920 at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome as Lola in Cavalleria rusticana. After further training from Adelina Sthele in Milan, she sang soprano roles from 1923; appeared at La Scala in Milan (1924–30). In 1928 she accompanied Melba on an Australian tour; also sang in South America. After retiring from the stage, she taught voice at the Milan Cons. (1937–47) and, later, in Ankara. She was at her best in the lyrico- dramatic roles of the Italian repertoire.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire