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Amelita Galli-Curci

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Soprano, born in Milan, N Italy. She studied piano at the Milan Conservatory, but as a singer was self-taught. She first appeared in opera in 1909, toured Europe, and in 1916 joined the Chicago Opera Company. From 1919 onwards, she worked principally at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City, becoming a US citizen in 1921. She was forced to retire early, following a throat injury.

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