Mezzo-soprano Giulietta Simionato has died

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Italian mezzo-soprano Giulietta Simionato died at the age of 99 died today, a week before her 100th birthday.

Simionato sang in operas such as Aida, Falstaff, and Adriana Lecouvreur.

She worked with other greats like Maria Callas and Renata Tebaldi, and was featured in an Italian documentary, Il Bacio di Tosca, about retired opera singers.

According to an article on Yahoo! News, "In its tribute, [Milan opera house] La Scala praised her 'expansive, balanced, emotional and recognizable' voice as well as her personal character."