Giulia Grisi

Giulia Grisi, also known as Madame the Duchess De Candia (May 22, 1811 in Milan, Italy – November 29, 1869 in Berlin, Germany) was an Italian opera singer. She performed widely in Europe, toured the United States and was considered to be one of the leading sopranos of the 19th century.

Grisi was related to the Royal House of Greece and she was the wife of Giovanni Matteo Mario a noble Lord (Cavaliere), Prince and Marquis of the Kingdom of Sardinia. She is buried at Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris – her last home where she resided with her spouse Sir Giovanni Matteo de Candia (Mario the tenor). Her grave is marked with her title, Giulia de Candia.

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