Elena Mauti Nunziata
She initially attended the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale in Palermo where she was taught by Gina Cigna, and made her unofficial debut in Sicily as Musetta in La Boheme. Her first recognized success on the stage was as Palermo in Bellini's I Puritani. A soprano lirico, she gained notability playing Violetta in the opera Traviata, a remarkable 1977 production in Madrid, and afterwards played the popular Nedda in the opera Pagliacci. Other notable performances include leading roles in Puccini's Madama Butterfly and Verdi's Trovatore and Forza del Destino. While she ended her international career playing Magda in La Rondine and Tosca from the famous opera by Puccini, during the 1990s she performed again in the Teatro Regio di Torino in the role of Francesca da Rimini.
- McClean, Eric, "Montreal Opera confident as it maps out future", The Montreal Gazette, 24 March 1984, p. C2
- Metropolitan Opera, Performance Record:Mauti-Nunziata, Elena (Soprano) on the MetOpera Database
- Rich, Maria F. (ed.), "Mauti Nunziata, Elena". Who's Who in Opera, Arno Press, 1976, p. 350. ISBN 0-405-06652-X
- New York Times, "Soprano Sings Mimi In Her Debut at Met", 7 November 1977, p. 43
- Zurletti, Michelangelo, "Con un Trovatore guerriero Verdi e tornato all'Arena", La Repubblica, 6 July, 1985, p. 21
- Interview with Elena Mauti-Nunziata by Bruce Duffie, November 22, 1982