Obituary: Giovanna Lomazzi Dies

By Francisco Salazar

One of the most beloved opera personalities Giovanna Lomazzi has died.

The Teatro Sociale di Como AsLiCo announced Lomazzi’s death.

Throughout her lifetime, Lomazzi was part of the AsLiCo family and vice president of the organization since 2000. For many years she was the president of the jury of the Concorso AsLiCo which has seen numerous rising stars. She also collaborated with many institutions including the Spoleto Festival, Festival Puccini di Torre del Lago, Cantiere di Montepulciano as well as with Sagra Umbra, Festival di Ravello, Teatro Regio di Parma, and Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.

Lomazzi was also known for her friendship with Maria Callas. In 1953, after a concert at the Teatro alla Scala, Lomazzi met the diva and they would be friends throughout some of the most important moments of Callas’ professional and personal life.