Landi, Camilla


Celebrated singer; born in Geneva, of Milanese parents, who were both singers. She received piano instruction in Florence from Buonamici. She made her debut there in 1884. From 1886 to 1892 she lived in Paris, where she made a great success at the Lamoureux concerts and at the Opera. She first appeared in England in 1892 at one of Halle's concerts in Manchester, later singing in London, and always favorably received. Mile. Landi has sung in nearly all the countries of Europe. She possesses a beautiful voice of large compass and also that personal magnetism which is so important to a public performer. She is an excellent pianist, often accompanying herself at concerts. She sings in French and German, besides her native Italian.