Mantelli, Eugenia

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Mantelli, Eugenia

Mantelli, Eugenia, Italian mezzo-soprano; b. c. 1860; d. Lisbon, March 3, 1926. Following her operatic debut as Kalad in Le Roi de Lahore in Treviso in 1883, she appeared in Europe and South America. On Nov. 23, 1894, she made her Metropolitan Opera debut in N.Y. as Amneris, remaining on the roster until 1897. She was again on its roster from 1898 to 1900 and in 1902–03. In 1896 she sang Brϋnnhilde in the French-language production of Die Walküre at London’s Covent Garden. In 1910 she made her farewell appearance in Lisbon, where she settled. Among her other roles were Urbain, Dalila, Siebel, Ortrud, and Azucena.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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