|Year of Birth:||1907|
|Year of Death:||1970|
Adriana Guerrini (September 22, 1907 – April 24, 1970) was an Italian operatic soprano, particularly associated with the Italian repertory.
Guerrini initially studied with Elvira Cesaroli Salvatori but being dissatisfied, applied to Beniamino Gigli for advice and was directed to Roberto Giovannini, active at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia (Rome) but also at the famous "Scuola di arpe," directed by Isabella Rosati Caserini. After three years with Giovannini, she made her first operatic appearance in June 1935 at the Teatro Quattro Fontane (Rome) singing Musetta in La Boheme, along with other young people newly graduated from conservatory or private schools, including the young Giulio Neri, later one of Italy's premier bassos. After another Boheme in October of that year, Guerrini undertook a further year of study. In 1937 she had two concert appearances, and in July she appeared as Cio-cio-san in Madama Butterfly at the Teatro Italia (Rome), followed in October by her first performance on Italian radio (EIAR Rome). This was an Italian-language version of Charpentier's Louise; she sang two minor roles. The following year, 1938, Guerrini saw more regular activity, and it can be said that this year saw the beginning of her true career. Besides two concertos there were appearances in Rome (Traviata), Catanzaro (Iris), Frascati (Baronessa di Carini) and a notable (Andrea Chenier opposite Giuseppe Taccani), L'Aquila, and Pescara. She was now drawing very favorable notices. By year's end Guerrini had been contracted at fourteen secondary opera companies. The years 1939-1941 followed suit, and her last appearance in 1941 marked her first performance outside Italy; this was Barcelona, and a performance of Tosca.