BORN 17 Apr 1932, Torino, Piemonte - DIED 9 Apr 2001, Genčve|
GRAVE LOCATION Chęne-Bougeries, Genčve: Cimetiere de Chęne-Bougeries, Chemin du Pont-de-Ville
Graziella Sciutti was the daughter of an organist. Her mother was French. She first studied privately with Ginevra Marinuzzi and then at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome under Rachele Margliano-Mori. From 1948 she could be heard on Italian radio. Her first concert took place in 1949 in Venice and she first appeared on the stage in 1951 at Aix-en-Provence as Lucy in "The Telephone" by Menotti. In "1954 that city she was the first to sing the title role of "Les Caprices de Marianne" by Henri Sauget. In 1956 she sang at Covent Garden in London and she also appeared at La Scala in Milan.
She was well known for her Mozart interpretations. In her later years she concentrated on teaching and the production of operas. In 1977 she produced Poulenc's "La voix humaine" at Glyndebourne and in 1985 she staged Mozart's "Die Zäuberflöte" at Koblenz. At the Royal College of Music in London Anna Maria Panzarella was among her pupils.