|OPERA SINGER (ITALY)|
BORN 1776, Savigliano, Piemonte - DIED 12 Feb 1854, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna|
REAL NAME Bertinotti, Teresa
GRAVE LOCATION Bologna, Emilia-Romagna: Cimitero monumentale della Certosa di Bologna, Via della Certosa 18 (Chiostro V, portico sud (family tomb))
Teresa Bertinotti was born in Savigliano in Piedmont, but when she was two years old her parents moved to Naples and there she grew up. She appeared as a singer at the Teatro San Carlo when she was twelve years old. She studied singing under Baldassare La Barbiera. Appearances at La Scala and La Fenice took place before she was twenty years old.
In 1801 she married the composer and violinist Felice Radicati and toured in Europe together. Her career took her to Germany, Austria, Russia, England and other countries. In 1811 she was very succesful at the King's theatre in London in Mozart's "The Magic Flute". Teresa settled with her husband in Bologna in 1815, where Radicati became the leader of the municipal orchestra as well as the musical director of the San Petronio Basilica.
After her husband's death in 1823 she left the stage and became a voice teacher. Carolina Cuzzani and Balbina Steffenone were among her pupils. She died in Bologna in 1854.
Husband: Radicati, Felice