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Italian opera and ballet artists.

Giuditta Grisi. Born July 28, 1805, in Milan; died May 1, 1840, in Robecco d’Oglio, near Cremona. Mezzo-soprano.

Giuditta Grisi studied at the Milan Conservatory. After her debut in Vienna in 1826, she performed at the leading opera houses of Italy. She also toured Paris, London, and Madrid. Grisi achieved fame as an outstanding singer. Her voice was deep and rich and distinguished by lightness and purity. Her best parts included the title roles in Bellini’s Norma and in Rossini’s La Cenerentola and Semiramide, Desdemona in Rossini’s Otello, and the title role in Donizetti’s Anna Bolena. In 1830, Bellini wrote the part of Romeo for her in the opera I Capuleti ed i Montecchi.

Giulia Grisi. Born July 28, 1811, in Milan; died Nov. 29, 1869, in Berlin. Sister of Giuditta Grisi.

Giulia Grisi studied voice in Bologna and Milan and made her debut in Bologna in 1829. She performed in many Italian cities. Beginning in 1834, she was a soloist at the Théâtre-Italien in Paris. During this period (until 1861) she also made regular appearances on the London stage and from 1850 to 1852 performed in St. Petersburg. One of the greatest singers of the 19th century, she possessed a pure, even, and intense voice of unusually great range (she also performed mezzo-soprano roles). Her best parts included the title role in Bellini’s Norma, Ninetta and Desdemona in Rossini’s The Thieving Magpie and Otello, and the title role in Donizetti’s Anna Bolena. Bellini wrote the part of Giuletta for her in the opera I Capuleti ed i Montecchi as well as the part of Alvira in I Puritani.

Carlotta Grisi. Born June 28, 1819, in Visinada, Italy; died May 20, 1899, in Saint-Jean, near Geneva. Ballerina. Cousin of Giuditta and Giulia Grisi.

Carlotta studied dance at the Milan Conservatory. In 1833 she met the dancer and choreographer J. Perrot, who was to exert a great influence on her creative work. A representative of the romantic ballet, she was the first to dance the role of Giselle in Adam’s ballet of the same name (1841). In writing its libretto, T. Gauthier took into consideration Grisi’s artistic individuality. Her dancing was distinguished by its virtuosity; her extraordinary control allowed her to execute the most difficult movements and leaps with total ease. In 1845 she danced in Le Pas de Quatre to music by C. Pugni together with M. Taglioni, L. Grahn, and F. Cerrito. Among her other parts were the title roles in Burgmüller’s La Péri, Pugni’s La Esmeralda, and Deldevez’ Paquita. She performed in Russia in 1849–50.


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References in classic literature ?
Can I not, like Pasta, Malibran, Grisi, acquire for myself what you would never have given me, whatever might have been your fortune, a hundred or a hundred and fifty thousand livres per annum, for which I shall be indebted to no one but myself; and which, instead of being given as you gave me those poor twelve thousand francs, with sour looks and reproaches for my prodigality, will be accompanied with acclamations, with bravos, and with flowers?
Erick Martins Nieri (1) *, Renato Luiz Grisi Macedo (1), Nelson Venturin (1), Regis Pereira Venturin (2), Jose Alvim Pinto Junior (1), Lucas Amaral de Melo (1)
7[), and small but enticing variants for the two main roles found in the collection of the nineteenth-century tenor Giovanni Mario, who sang the role of Arturo together with his partner Giulia Grisi (the first Elvira) during the 1840s.
Utilizou-se as tecnicas de centrifugo-flutuacao (FIGUEIREDO; SERRA- FREIRE; GRISI, 1984) em solucao saturada de acucar e de Hoffman (HOFFMAN; PONS; JANER, 1934).
This is possible despite volatility in the global economy, said Hector Grisi.
Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico's executive president and CEO Hector Grisi said, "Net interest income rose 18 percent year-on-year reaching a record high in March, to surpass 4.
Valente MH, da Silva Gomes FM, Bensenor IJM, Brentani AVM, de UlhA'a Escobar AM, Grisi SJFE.
Os fatores competitivos que afetam a decisao de investimento direto estrangeiro (IDE) no Brasil sao o objeto do artigo desenvolvido por Felix Alfredo Larranaga, Celso Claudio de Hildebrand e Grisi e Alexandra de Avila Montini, com base em analise canonica entre o investimento estrangeiro como fluxo de entrada e acumulacao e uma serie de variaveis explicativas representantes do ambiente competitivo brasileiro.
Soil has the characteristic of being static; thus, contaminants that are deposited therein accumulate and remain for an extended period of time, unlike other environmental compartments that are continuously displaced such as air and water (Siqueira, Moreira, Grisi, Hungria, & Araujo, 1994; Stenberg, 1999).
Simoni Anese *, Sonia Cristina Juliano Gualtieri, Patricia Umeda Grisi, Luciana de Jesus Jatoba and Marcos Arduin
I due uomini si incontrano a Londra nel 1847, ove Verdi si reca per la prima dei Masnadieri scritta per la casa Lucca e rappresentata all'Her Majesty's Theatre il 22 luglio, ma tra i due non si accende nessuna scintilla e il compositore non si interessa nemmeno alle iniziative musicali filantropiche di Mazzini (scuola aperta per i figli di emigrati italiani) come invece faranno altri artisti del calibro di Giulia Grisi, Marietta Alboni, Antonio Tamburini o Mario.