Muzio, Claudia

BORN 7 Feb 1889, Pavia, Lombardia - DIED 24 May 1936, Roma, Lazio
CAUSE OF DEATH heart disease
GRAVE LOCATION Roma, Lazio: Cimitero Monumentale del Verano, Piazzale del Verano, 1 (Vecchio Reparto, riquadro 34, tomba 66)

Claudia Muzio was the daughter of an opera manager who travelled a lot. He worked at the Royal Opera House in London and at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. During an extended stay in London she learned to speak English fluently. When she returned to Italy she was sixteen years old. She studied harp in Turin, followed by studying voice under Annetta Casaloni. 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 the part of Tosca at the Metropolitan in New York. She stayed with the Metropolitan until 1921.

From 1919 onwards she appeared at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires for fifteen years. Following a disagreement with the management of the Metropolitan, she performed frequently in Chicago from 1922 to 1932. After she started a tour in South America in 1935 she fell ill and she returned to Rome, where she died in 1936 of a heart disease, aged only 47.

14/12/1918Premiere of Puccini's "It Trittico" at the Metropolitan Opera. It was a collection of three one-act opera's, "Il tabarro", "Suor Angelica" and "Gianni Schicchi". The conductor was Roberto Moranzoni. [Farrar, Geraldine][Fornia, Rita][Puccini, Giacomo]


The grave of Claudia Muzio at the Cimitero Monumentale al Verano, Rome.
Picture by Androom (28 Feb 2015)


Il trittico - Wikipedia
Personaggi illustri sepolti nel Cimitero del Verano - Wikipedia
Recordings by Claudia Muzio | Now available to stream and purchase at Naxos

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Published: 02 Apr 2017
Last update: 25 Mar 2023