Help in ID-ing a singer from the '30s.
August 19, 2009 3:49 PM   Subscribe

I am trying to find information about a famous singer- not sure of the spelling- Gali Gerci or Galli Gerchi. My m-i- l said she was famous in England (~ mid 1930's) and she recalls her father getting her mother a record of her singing Peer Gynt's "Solveig's Song". Can anyone help- at least w/ the correct spelling?
posted by Mimidae to Media & Arts (3 answers total)
You mean Amelita Galli-Curci.
posted by I_Love_Bananas at 3:52 PM on August 19, 2009

And the song is available here in a recording from 1917 (it's by Edvard Grieg, btw - originally written for Ibsen's play Peer Gynt).
posted by effbot at 4:14 PM on August 19, 2009

Thanks folks!!
posted by Mimidae at 5:03 PM on August 20, 2009

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