Grisi, Giulia

Grisi, Giulia jo͞oˈlyä grēˈzē [key], 1811–69, Italian operatic soprano. She toured the United States in 1854 with Giuseppe Mario, whom she married in 1856. Roles were written for her by Bellini, in I Puritani, and by Donizetti, in Don Pasquale. Her first teacher was her sister, Giuditta Grisi, 1805–40, a mezzo-soprano, who married and retired in 1834.

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