|OPERA SINGER (ITALY)|
BORN 18 Nov 1855, Paris - DIED 29 Jul 1941, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna|
GRAVE LOCATION Bologna, Emilia-Romagna: Cimitero monumentale della Certosa di Bologna, Via della Certosa 18 (Chiostro VII - Galleria degli Angeli)
Soprano Erminia Borghi-Mamo was the daughter of the tenor Michele Mamo and the mezzo-soprano Adelaide Borghi. She was born in Paris where her mother had performed the part of Azucena in Verdi's "Il trovatore" a few hours before her birth. She was privately trained by her parents before she appeared in Nice as Leonora in Verdi's "La Forza del Destino".
She performed in Bologna, Rome, Paris and Madrid and in 1881, 1882 and 1885 she appreared in Buenos Aires. In 1886 she was very successful in Bologna as Paolina in Donizetti's "Poliuto". In 1891 she appeared in St. Petersburg. Although her voice was still good, she retired relatively early in 1893 after she married Antonio Cuzzocrea, the director of the Italian newspaper "Gazetta d'Italia". She lived in Bologna until her death in 1941.
Mother: Borghi-Mamo, Adelaide