Gasdia, Cecilia, Italian soprano; b. Verona, Aug. 14, 1960. She studied in Verona. After winning the Maria Callas competition of the RAI in 1981, she made her operatic debut as Bellini’s Giulietta in Florence. In 1982 she made her first appearance at Milan’s La Scala as Anna Bolena, and also sang in Perugia and Naples. She made her debut at the Paris Opéra in 1983 as Anais in Rossini’s Moi’se. In 1985 she made her U.S. debut as Gilda in a concert performance of Rigoletto in Philadelphia. In 1986 she sang for the first time at the Chicago Lyric Opera and at the Metropolitan Opera in N.Y. During the 1991–92 season, she was engaged as Adina in Chicago, Nedda in Rome, and Elena in La Donna del Lago at La Scala. She portrayed Semiramide in Pesaro in 1994. In 1997 she sang Marguerite in Zürich.
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