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STOLZOVÁ Tereza

(* 5.6.1834 Kostelec nad Labem + 23.8.902 Milano)


Bohemian soprano

She was from musical family. Her twin sisters Francesca and Ludmila were also sopranos. Tereza studied at the Prague Conservatory. In 1856 she joined her twins and her husband composer Ricci to Trieste. She made her opra debut in Tbilisi in 1857. For some time after, she sang in Constantinopole, Odessa and again Tbilisi. From the year 1863 she performed at the Italian stages. In 1872 Stolzová was the first Italian Aida (and subsequently in Paris, London and Vienna), she was also the first soprano of the Verdi Requiem. She became the prominent heroine of Verdi´s operas. Her last engagement was in St. Peterburg in 1876-77).