Luisa Laschi

Luisa Laschi, also known as Luisa Laschi-Mombelli, (c. 1760 – c. 1790) was an Italian operatic soprano prominent in the opera houses of Austria and Italy. Amongst the numerous roles she created in her brief but intense career were Countess Almaviva in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, Aspasia in Salieri's Axur, re d'Ormus, and Isabella in Martín y Soler's Una cosa rara. Laschi was the first wife of the tenor Domenico Mombelli by whom she had two children, both of whom died in infancy.[1][2][3]

Luisa Laschi
Luisa Laschi, silhouette by Löschenhohl.jpg
Silhouette portrait of Laschi
by Hieronymus Löschenkohl
Bornc.1760
Florence, Italy
Diedc.1790
Other namesLuisa Laschi-Mombelli
Occupationopera singer (soprano)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Raeburn Christopher (2008). "Laschi (Mombelli), Luisa". The Grove Book of Opera Singers, pp. 269–270. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195337654
  2. ^ Pirani, Federico (2004). "Laschi, Luisa". Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, Vol. 63. Online version retrieved 9 May 2018 (in Italian).
  3. ^ Glover, Jane (2013). Mozart's Women: His Family, His Friends, His Music, p. 272. Pan Macmillan. ISBN 0330470507