Pagliughi, Lina, American-born Italian soprano; b. N.Y., May 27, 1907; d. Rubicone, Oct. 2, 1980. She was encouraged to pursue a career as a singer by Tetrazzini, and studied voice in Milan with Manlio Bavagnoli. She made her operatic debut at the Teatro Nazionale in Milan as Gilda in 1927, then made appearances throughout Italy. She sang at La Scala in Milan in 1930, and continued to make appearances there until 1947. She then sang with the RAI until her retirement in 1956. She was married to the tenor Primo Montanari. She was best known for her roles in operas by Rossini, Bellini, and Donizetti.
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