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Rosina Penco by Disderi

Rosina Penco by Disderi
(Elena Rosina Penco)
( 8 April 1823 - 2 November 1894 )
Italian Soprano
Debut in 1847 / 48 at the Teatro Regio in Copenhagen and later in Stockholm .she sang in Dresden and Berlin in 1850, and Constantinople in 1850–51, chiefly the lyric coloratura parts of Gioachino Rossini, Vincenzo Bellini and Gaetano Donizetti, Before Giuseppe Verdi wrote Leonora in Il trovatore for her (1853, Rome) Amelia in Un ballo in maschera (which she eventually sang in 1861 at Covent Garden and the Théâtre Italien, Paris). Her range included Norma, Elvira in I puritani and Paolina in Donizetti's Poliuto – She sang frequently in Madrid (to 1857), London (1859–62), Paris (most years from 1855 to 1872) and St Petersburg (to 1874).