Lina Cavalieri |
Debut 1900 (Naples, part of Mimi). She has performed on various stages around the world. Since 1901, she repeatedly toured in St. Petersburg. In 1905 she participated in the premiere of Massenet’s Cherubino (Monte Carlo). In 1906-10 she sang at the Metropolitan Opera, where she was Caruso’s partner (the title roles in the American premieres of Giordano’s Fedora, Manon Lescaut, and others). From 1908 she also sang in Covent Garden (parts of Fedora, Manon Lesko, Tosca).
Other roles include Nedda, Salome in Massenet’s Herodias, Juliet in Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann and others. In 1916 she left the stage. Cavalieri acted in films, where, among others, she played the main role in the film Manon Lescaut. The film “The Most Beautiful Woman in the World” (1957, starring D. Lollobrigida) was shot about the life of the singer.