PittSongs – Herva Nelli

January 24, 2022

Song: “Padre, a costoro schiava non sono”

Artist: Herva Nelli

Album: Aida

Year Released: 1949

Genre: Opera

Local Connection: Emigrated from her native Italy to Pittsburgh at the age of 10 in 1919

Did you know? Herva Nelli gave her farewell performance in April 1962, with the Brooklyn Opera Company, at the Academy of Music, in Norma, conducted by Carlo Moresco. In retirement, she acquired a particular reputation as a chef

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