|OPERA SINGER (ITALY)|
BORN 4 Oct 1812, Roma, Lazio - DIED 3 May 1867, Paris|
BIRTH NAME Tacchinardi, Francesca Felicita Maria
GRAVE LOCATION Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine: Cimetière Ancien, 3 Rue Victor Noir (division 02)
Fanny Tacchinardi was the daughter of cellist and tenor Nicola Tacchinardi (1772/1859). Her voice was trained by her father. In 1830 she married the composer Giuseppe Persiani. She debuted as Fanny Tacchinardi Persiani in 1832 at Livorno in "Francesca da Rimini" by Giuseppe Fournier-Gorre. Soon she appeared in many cities. Donizetti chose her for the premieres of three of his operas.
In 1837 she first appeared in Paris at the Théâtre-Italien and this marked the beginning of the best part of her career that lasted until 1848. In 1841 she toured Europe with Giovanni Battista Rubini. She often appeared in London but also in Vienna and Saint Petersburg. She ended her stage career in 1859 and afterwards she worked as a singing teacher in Paris.
|26/9/1835||Premiere of Donizetti's opera "Lucia di Lammermoor" at the San Carlo in Naples. the libretto was written by Salvadore Cammarano. |