7 JUNE 1908 Birth of Italian soprano Margherita CAROSIO in Genoa. d-10 JAN 2005. Debut as Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti). Appearing in public at the extraordinarily young age of 14, she was still singing leading roles in her early 60s and was considered one of the leading bel canto sopranos of her day. Carosio retired from the operatic stage in 1959 and for the next 40 years pursued a second career as journalist and music critic in her hometown, where she died.
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