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Adelaide Borghi-Mamo by Disdéri (2)

Adelaide Borghi-Mamo by Disdéri (2)
Adelaide Borghi-Mamo (1826-1901); Italian mezzo-soprano.
She made her debut in 1843 in Mercadante’s “Il giuramento”. She sang at the première of Pacini’s “Malvina di Scozia” (1851) as Morna, she created the role of Olimpia in Mercadante’s “Statira” (1853), Odetta in Pacini’s “Romilda di Provenza” (1853) and Tremacoldo in Petrella’s “Marco Visconti” (1854.. All 4 premières were at the “Real Teatro di San Carlo” at Naples. She also sang the première of Rossi’s “L'alchimista” (1853) at the Teatro del Fondo in Naples.
From 1854 on she also performed in Paris at the Théâtre-Italien and the Paris Opera, where she created the role of Mélusine in Halévy’s “La Magicienne” (1858), Opympia in David’s “Herculanum” (1859) and Margherita in Braga’s “Margherita la mendicante” (1859). She sang at all the mayor opera houses in Italy (including several premières at “La Scala”) and also in London and Madrid.
In 1849 she married the Italian tenor Michele Mamo and they had a daughter (born only a few hours after her performance of Azucena in “Il Trovatore”) Erminia Borghi-Mamo (1855-1941) who was a well known soprano with an international career.

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