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Miriam Pirazzini

Italian mezzo Miriam Pirazzini was born at Castelfranco Veneto on 21 August 1918. She was one of Italy's top mezzos for about twoenty years from the mid-1940s. Her roles included Amneris in Aida, Azucena in Il trovatore, Adalgisa in Norma and the Princesse de Bouillon in Adriana Lecouvreur.

She died in Rome on 25 December 2016, aged ninety-eight.

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