The singer Milva, one of the great interpreters of Italian song, has died at 81 years of age in Milan (north) after a long illness and after more than fifty years of an enormously versatile career that made her a recognized artist all over the world. .
“Her voice has awakened a deep emotion for entire generations. A great Italian, an artist who, starting from her beloved land, has risen to the international stages, globalizing her success and taking the name of her country to the top. Goodbye to the ‘Goro panther’ “, She was honored by the Minister of Culture of Italy, Dario Franceschini, as soon as her death was known this Saturday.
Nicknamed for her hometown in the northeast of the country, but also as “Milva, la rossa”, by the reddish color of her long hair and the title of one of her most famous songs, the artist died yesterday in Milan, where she lived with her secretary and her daughter, according to the country’s media, shocked by the loss of one of the members of the golden quartet of Italian female voices from the 60s and 70s with the mythical Mina, Iva Zanicchi and Orietta Berti.
Born in Goro, a small town of 3,000 inhabitants of Emilia Romagna, the artist was decorated by the governments of Italy, France and Germany and became a very popular singer internationally: he sold more than 80 million records and is the Italian artist with most recorded discs, 173 between studio albums, live albums and collections.
With an enormously versatile style, Milva traveled through very different musical genres thanks to her ability and unique interpretive talent, from popular songs to the most intense, and obtained one of her greatest successes with Giorgio Strehler and his musical interpretations of the works of Bertolt Brecht.
At the same time he recorded unforgettable collaborations with artists such as Astor Piazzolla, Ennio Morricone, Mikis Theodraks, Vangelis, Enzo Jannacci and Franco Battiato.
He participated 15 times in the Sanremo Festival, which in 2018 gave her the award for the career that was collected by her daughter and on March 26 she received the coronavirus vaccine.
“I’m getting vaccinated because I worry about my life and the lives of others. Do the same. We need to go back to life before and embrace our loved ones. Together we can defeat this virus, “he wrote then in Facebook, according to the media