Italian Opera Singer
1798 – 1865 A.D.
Giuditta Pasta, an Italian singer of Jewish origin.
She received her musical education in the Conservatory of Milan, and began her public career in 1815. She appeared in Paris in 1821 and was remarkably successful.
Her triumph in London was scarcely less brilliant, and for several years she continue to sing in Paris and London.
At Milan Bellini wrote for her Norma and La-Somnambula.
Her last engagement, from which she received $40,000, was with the opera in St. Petersburg, after which she retired to her villa near the Lake of Como.
Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.