BORN 29 Jan 1822, Cividale del Friuli, Friuli-Venezia Giulia - DIED 9 Oct 1906, Torino, Piemonte|
GRAVE LOCATION Roma, Lazio: Cimitero Monumentale del Verano, Piazzale del Verano, 1 (Vecchio Reparto, riquadro 11, capella 16 (Capranica mausoleum))
Adelaide Ristori was nicknamed the Marquise. She was the daughter of travelling actors and stood on the stage as a child. When she was fourteen years old she had succes in Pellico's "Francesca da Rimini". She played in an Italian version of Schiller's "Mary Stuart" when she was eighteen years old. In 1846 she married marchese Giuliano Capranica del Grillo. She retired from acting for a while but soon she was back on the stage in Turin and other cities.
In 1855 she made her Paris debut as Francesca. This was no success, but she convinced Paris in Alfieri's "Myrrha". She was seen as a rival to the famous Rachel but the two women never met and Rachel was convinced that she was respected by Ristori. She also appeared in London and Madrid. In 1866 she made her first of four visits to the USA. In 1875 she traveled from the USA to Australia where she performed in "Elizabeth, Queen of England" that was written for her by Paulo Giacometti. In 1878 she toured Spain again but she found the country changed for the worse. In 1879 she was delighted by Scandinavia that was new to her.
In 1885 she withdrew from the stage. She died in 1906 in Rome.
performed work of Giacometti, Paolo
was pupil to Marchionni, Carlotta
cooperated with Salvini, Tomasso
Adelaide Ristori - Wikipedia