Burzio, Eugenia, Italian soprano; b. Milan, June 20, 1872; d. there, May 18, 1922. She studied in Milan with Aversa and Benvenuti. In 1903 she made her operatic debut in Turin, and then sang in Parma and Palermo (from 1904). In 1906 she made her first appearance at Milan’s La Scala as Katusha in Alfano’s Risurrezione, and in 1907 scored a fine success there as Catalani’s Loreley. She also sang at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires (from 1909). In 1919 she made her final stage appearance as Ponchielli’s Marion Delorme at Milan’s Teatro Lirico. Although most successful in verismo roles, Burzio was also praised for her portrayals of Gluck’s Armide, Pacini’s Saffo, and Bellini’s Norma.
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