Rita Orlandi-Malaspina, Italian opera singer, Died at 79


Rita Orlandi-Malaspina was born on December 28, 1937, and died on April 8, 2017.

She was an Italian operatic soprano who had a major international career from the 1960s through the 1980s.

Rita was famous for her portrayals of Verdi heroines.

Orlandi-Malaspina also had a successful career as a concert soprano, particularly in performance of Verdi’s Requiem and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.

Orlandi-Malaspina was married to bass Massimiliano Malaspina who also has an important opera career.

Before she got married, she performed under the name Rita Orlandi.

Rita Orlandi-Malaspina passed away at 79 years old.