Italian Prima Donna
1871 – 1940 A.D.
Louisa Tetrazzini, an Italian prima donna, born in Florence. After only three months’ regular study she sang with success in 1895 as Inez in L’Africaine, and following engagements in Italy, Spain and Russia, she went to Buenos Aires, Mexico and California, whence her fame as a second Patti began to spread. In 1907 she made a sensation at Covent Garden, London, and the next year she sang at the Manhattan Opera House, New York.
Mme. Tetrazzini has a soprano voice of wonderful purity, power and charm, combined with a faultless technical execution of the most florid and difficult passages in the Italian operas.
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.