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Amarilli Nizza (born January 4, 1971 in Milan) is an Italian operatic soprano.
Nizza is the descendant of the soprano Medea Mei Figner (Florence 1859 - Paris 1952). This one was also the poetical inspiration of Cajkovskij, who composed for her and her husband, the tenor Nikolaj Figner, La Dama di Picche (1890) and Jolanta (1892) performed at Marijnskij theater in Saint Pietersburg
Since she was a little child she started to study piano and singing with her grandmother Claudia Biadi. In 1993 she won the competition Mattia Battistini and debuted in Madama Butterfly (as Cio-Cio-San) by Puccini at Teatro Flavio Vespasiano in Rieti. After a series of young experiences, in 2001 Amarilli Nizza started to be internationally in the spotlight by mainly performing the great Italian opera repertoire.
She was Giorgetta in Il tabarro at Teatro dell'Opera in Rome in 2002, in 2003 Francesca in Francesca da Rimini, in 2005 Thaïs (opera), in 2006 Micaela in Carmen (opera), in 2008 Madama Butterfly at Terme di Caracalla and Amica, and in 2010 Margherita / Elena in Mefistofele.
At Teatro Verdi (Trieste) in 2003 she was Nedda in Pagliacci conducted by Massimo de Bernart, in 2004 Anna in I cavalieri di Ekebù, in 2005 Anna Glavari in The merry widow with Vittorio Grigolo, in 2007 Suor Angelica and Manon Lescaut conducted by Daniel Oren. In 2014 again Madama Butterfly conducted by Donato Renzetti.