Virginia zeani - one fine day


About Virginia Zeani
Virginia Zeani was born Virginia Zehan, in 1925, in Solovastru, a village in central Transylvania, Romania. From an early age she was always singing, at home, at school and in choirs, and at the age of nine she fell in love with opera after seeing a production of Madama Butterfly. At 13, she began taking serious vocal lessons with Lucia Anghel in Bucharest who, because of the richness of her sound, considered her to be a mezzo soprano. Unconvinced, she moved on to study with the famous coloratura soprano Lydia Lipkowska, who swiftly and expertly opened up Zeani’s full range and molded her into a fine lirico leggero soprano. She also coached her in the complete roles of Violetta, Mimi, Marguerite and Massenet’s Manon, which became the calling cards of her early career. In March 1947, she travelled to Milan to work with the legendary veteran tenor Aureliano Pertile. In addition to the great help Pertile gave her, Zeani also learned from Toscanini’s coaches at La Scala.  


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