|OPERA SINGER (ITALY)|
BORN 7 Feb 1889, Pavia - DIED 24 May 1936, Roma|
GRAVE LOCATION Roma, Lazio: Cimitero Monumentale del Verano, Piazzale del Verano, 1 (Vecchio Reparto, section 34)
Claudia Muzio was the daughter of an opera manager who travelled a lot. During an extended stay in London she learned to speak English fluently. When she returned to Italy she was sixteen years old. She studied voice with Annetta Casaloni in Turin. In 1910 she debuted at Arezzo in Massenet's "Manon". By 1913 she performed at La Scala in Milan and in Paris. In 1916 she sang at the Metropolitan in New York.
From 1919 onwards she appeared at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires for fifteen years. Between 1922 and 1932 she also performed frequently in Chicago. She died in 1936 of a heart disease, aged only 47.