Graziella Pareto

Graziella Pareto (15 May 1889 1 September 1973) was a Catalan soprano leggiero, one of the leading sopranos of the inter-war years.[1][2] She is considered one of the great coloratura sopranos of the "Spanish School" of the early 20th century, alongside Maria Barrientos, Maria Galvany and Mercedes Capsir.


Pareto was born in Barcelona, Spain. She studied in Milan, and made her stage debut in Barcelona, as Micaela in Carmen in 1906, and in Madrid, in 1908, as Amina in La sonnambula. She made her debut at La Scala, as Gilda from Rigoletto in 1914.

She appeared in Paris, London, Vienna, and St Petersburg, and had a long association with the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, where she sang from 1909 until 1927, also appearing with the Chicago Opera Company from 1921 to 1922.[3] Her best roles included: Rosina, Norina, Lucia, Juliette, Ophélie, Leila, and Lakmé.

She retired to Naples, with her husband, the composer Gabriele Sibella. She died in Rome, Italy on 1 September 1973.


  1. "Graziella Pareto". Opera Vivra. Retrieved 2017-10-07.
  2. Laura Wagner-Semrau (April 27, 2012). "Graziella Pareto". Forgotten Opera Singers. Retrieved 2017-10-07.
  3. "Traviata is Heard. Miss Pareto Is Warmly Received at the Manhattan". New York Times. January 25, 1922. Retrieved 2017-10-07.
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