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Galli, Rosinalocked

(1896–30 April 1940)
  • Tullia Limarzi

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Galli, Rosina (1896–30 April 1940), ballerina and ballet mistress of the Metropolitan Opera, was born in Milan, Italy. Little is known of her parents or early life. Trained at the Scuola di Ballo of the Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Galli distinguished herself early as an unusually precocious and popular child performer. By the age of fourteen she was dancing prima ballerina roles at La Scala and by fifteen was a guest ballerina at the San Carlo Opera House in Naples....

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