Benedetta Rosmunda Pisaroni

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Portrait of Benedetta Rosmunda Pisaroni by Giovanni Antonio Sasso

Benedetta Rosmunda Pisaroni (born Piacenza, 16 May 1793 – died Piacenza, 6 August 1872) was an Italian soprano who later became a contralto.

Active on the operatic stage from 1811 to 1831, she suffered of smallpox in the early years of her career which caused a change (downward) in her extended vocal range.

Appearing in Bergamo, Padua, Bologna, Venice, Milan, Rome and eventually Paris in the 1810s and 1820s, she was closely associated with the operas of Gioachino Rossini and Giacomo Meyerbeer.

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