|OPERA SINGER (ITALY)|
BORN 9 Jul 1809, Forli, Emilia-Romagna - DIED 11 Jul 1872, Paris|
BIRTH NAME Savorani, Eugenia
CAUSE OF DEATH typhoid fever
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 02)
Eugénia Tadolini was the daughter of the civil servant Filippo Savorani. She took singing lessons with Giovanni Tadolini in Bologna. On 13 April 1827 she married him and in 1829 she debuted in Parma. She sang in the premiere of "Giulietta e Romeo" by Nicola Vaccai on 29 December 1829. After appearances in Milan, Venice and Triest she moved with her husband to Paris where she performed at the Italian Opera at the time that Maria Malibran and Giuditta Pasta performed there as well.
In 1833 she separated from Tadolini and in 1834 they were divorced. She returned to Italy, where she was successful until 1852. From 1842 she mostly performed at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples. In 1845 she was the first to sing the title part in "Alzira" by Verdi who was little known at that time. After she ended her career she lived in Naples. After Garibaldi invaded Naples in 1860 she fled to Paris with her lover, a prince from Naples. She died in Paris in 1872.
|12/8/1845||Premiere of Verdi's opera "Alzira" at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples. It was based on Voltaire's play "Alzire, ou les Américains". The libretto was written by Salvatore Cammarano. Marco Arati, Filippo Coletti, Ceci, Gaetano Fraschini, Eugenia Tadolini and Maria Salvetti were singers. [Verdi, Giuseppe]|