The renowned Italian mezzo Claudia Carbi has died.
The mezzo, who was born in Cremona in 1923, sang at most leading Italian opera houses and specialized in early music, chamber music, and oratorio. Among the theaters, she sang at were the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Carlo Felice di Genoa and the Teatro Manzoni di Milano.
Throughout her career, Carbi recorded a number of albums including Pergolesi’s famed “Stabat Mater” and Rossini’s “Il Signor Bruschino” with Carlo Rossi, Carmelo Maugeri, Elda Ribetti, and Ivo Vinco. The recording included the Milan Chamber Orchestra and conductor Ennio Gerelli.
Late in her career, Carbi became a renowned professor throughout Italy.