Pia Tassinari (1903-1995) was an Italian soprano/ mezzo-soprano, particularly associated with the Italian and French repertories. She debuted in 1929, as Mimi, in Casale Monferrato. She sang widely in Italy before making her debut at La Scala in Milan in 1932. She also appeared in Russia and South America, and made her debut at the MET in 1947, as Tosca. She sang a wide range of roles. In the 1950s, as her voice darkened, she tackled successfully mezzo-soprano roles.