Marcolini, Marietta

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Marcolini, Marietta

Marcolini, Marietta, Italian mezzo-soprano; b. Florence, c. 1780; place and date of death unknown. By 1800 she was singing in Venice. After appearing in Naples (1803–04), Rome (1807–08), and Milan (La Scala, 1809), she won the esteem of Rossini and created his Ernestina in Lequivoco stravagante (1811), Ciro (1812), Clarice in La pietra del paragone (1812), Isabella (1813), and the title role in Sigismondo.She retired from the operatic stage in 1820.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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