On March 20, 2010 – 5 days before her 100th birthday – Magda Olivero talked for an astonishing two hours about her career at Mantova's Teatro Bibiena.
In this video clip she talks about Maria Callas and about playing Minnie in La Fanciulla del West:
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Happy Birthday Magda! Sig.ra Olivero is 102 today.: http://t.co/Z2pbjrvZ #opera
buon compleanno magda!! grazie per la gioia che ancora doni a chi ascolta
le tue opere che rimarranno sempre con noi.
with love, from the mountain top till we meet again, happy birthday