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Subject: Re: What Ever Happened to...Gabriella B
From: Mike Richter <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Sat, 21 Mar 1998 10:58:46 -0800

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Welcome, Jean. Usually I would reply privately here, but I hope that
I may inspire input from others on this artist.

--- On Sat, 21 Mar 1998 07:57:46 -0800  Jean <[log in to unmask]>

> "There was a Soprano by the name of Gabriella Bassonzote (not at
all sure
> of spelling here). She frequently sang with Caruso. A great match
> voices, a soprano I would have thought to see around for many
years.  What
> ever happened to her?"

I believe you are thinking of the Italian contralto, Gabriella
Besanzoni. Her recordings were remarkably few, but they are choice.
She did record a complete and unique Carmen which I just finished
digitizing yesterday for a forthcoming CD-ROM. According to 'The
Record of Singing', she died in 1962.


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