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Carlotta Marchisio by unknown (Disderi Image)

Carlotta Marchisio by unknown (Disderi Image)
Carlotta Marchisio as Semiramis in Rossini’s Semiramide

CARLOTTA MARCHISIO
( 8 December 1835 - 28 June 1872 )
Italian soprano

She studied there with Luigi Fabbrica. Sources disagree about her début; one places it in Venice, another in Madrid (1856). She appeared in all the leading Italian cities, as well as in London, Paris and St. Petersburg. Rossini wrote his Petite Messe Solonnelle (1864) for her and her sister, contralto Barbara Marchisio (1833-1919), with whom she frequently appeared. She died in childbirth.

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