TATIANA MENOTTI, Soprano * 24 June 1909, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA + 03 October 2001, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain;

19 Oct

Tatiana Menotti (24 June 1909 – 3 October 2001) was an Italian operatic soprano. Born to Italian parents in Boston, Menotti grew up in Trieste. In 1936, she sang the role of Despina in Così fan tutte at Glyndebourne. For 25 years she was a principal artist at La Scala in Milan. She was married to the Spanish tenor Juan Oncina. She died in Barcelona

Photograph of Tatiana Menotti, soprano, bearing a dedication to Prandelli. She sang opposite him several times in 1944: on 14th April at the Teatro Lirico in Milan in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi; on 15th April at the Teatro del Popolo in Turin as Violetta in Verdi’s Traviata, with repeat performances on 27th May at the Politeama Rossetti in Triest, on 24th June at the Teatro Lirico in Milan with the company of La Scala, and on 1st July at the Teatro Comunale in Schio. During 1945 Menotti sang with Prandelli in Massenet’s Manon on 27th October in Pavia and in La Traviata at the Giuseppe Verdi in Triest on 23rd December.

Photograph of Tatiana Menotti, soprano, bearing a dedication to Prandelli.

Cloe Elmo and Tatiana Menotti in “Hansel e Gretel”

Glyndebourne: “Figaro” mit Eleanor Steber, Italo Tajo, Tatiana Menotti, John Brownlee und Ernest Frank 1947/Foto Angus McBean/Glyndebourne Archive

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