Judith PASTE, an Italian opera singer. Has a unique range of voice – from high soprano to contralto, 2.5 octaves. The singer so perfectly mastered the vocal technique that it allowed her to overcome the natural flaws in the sound of her voice – a dull, ugly timbre. BELLINI wrote for her the main parts of his operas Norma and Somnambula, and PUCCHINI wrote for Niobe.
According to the testimony of contemporaries, PASTA had the glory of “a great dramatic singer, which has not happened yet.” In the season of 1840-1841 the PASTA came on tour to Russia and performed in Petersburg and Moscow.