Borghi, Adelaide


A celebrated Italian singer once very widely known as Borghi-Mamo. She was born at Bologna, and at a very early age showed a decided talent for singing. She made a successful debut in Urbino when only seventeen, was engaged to remain there, but later went to Malta, and in this city was married to Signer Mamo. After appearing in various cities of Italy, she was very successful in Italian Opera at Paris and Vienna. At Paris she sang also in a French production of II Trovatore, remaining there several seasons. She made her London debut, in I860, in London. Among other roles she sang Leonora, Desdemona, Rosine, and Zerlina and was highly regarded both as an actress and a singer. She returned again to Paris, but not to London, sang in Italy and Lisbon, and on her retirement from the stage took up her residence in Florence. A daughter, Ermina, a soprano singer, has met with success in Italian Opera.