Brambilla, Teresa Italian soprano, sister of Marietta Brambilla; b. Cassano d’Adda, Oct. 23, 1813; d. Milan, July 15, 1895. She studied singing at the Milan Cons., making her debut in 1831 in Milan and traveling through Europe, including Russia. Her appearances at La Scala were highly successful. After several seasons in Paris, she was engaged at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, where she created the role of Gilda in Rigoletto (March 11, 1851).
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