Anita Cerquetti

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    Verdi: Mercè, dilette amiche [I vespri siciliani}Anita Cerquetti
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    "Mercè, dilette amiche"Anita Cerquetti
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    E un anatema!Anita Cerquetti
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    Il mio braccia t'afferra!Anita Cerquetti
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    L'ora non giunse ancorAnita Cerquetti

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        In a career that lasted barely a decade, dramatic soprano Anita Cerquetti established an immense reputation that survives into the 21st century. Why did she retire at age 30? Countless explanations have been advanced to justify Cerquetti's early departure from the stage, ranging from heart problems to ennui, impending motherhood to an instrument about to collapse owing to overuse. Yet not one seems satisfactory. Spasms in the facial nerves were an initial cause cited by the sing... Read more

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