Borghi, Adelaide

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Borghi, Adelaide

Borghi, Adelaide, Italian mezzo-soprano; b. Bologna, Aug. 9, 1829; d. there, Sept. 28, 1901. Acting on the advice of Pasta, she trained herself for the stage, making her debut at Urbino (1846) in Mercadante’s II Giuramento. She toured through Italy and in Vienna and Paris (1854–56), sang with the Grand Opéra in Paris (1856–59), and appeared in London with great success (1860) before returning to Italy.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire