Once opera great Rosa Ponselle’s protege, Virginia Gordoni now lives in her mentor’s hometown Meriden

Apr 21, 2019 1294

BY: Jeniece Roman

Long before gracing the stage with Luciano Pavarotti, before taking music lessons from famed diva and city native Rosa Ponselle, opera singer Virginia Gordoni knew she would be a performer. “At 3 years old, I walked over to the piano and I knew it,” Gordoni said. “I knew that I was going to somehow or other be in music.”

On Wednesday, Gordoni talked about the highlights of her operatic career, which began in the 1950s, as she looked over photos in the library of the Bradley Home and Pavillon. The former Litchfield County resident moved to the senior care facility in November following an injury and said she plans to stay in Meriden.

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SOURCE: http://www.myrecordjournal.com

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