As the daughter of Francesco Pandolfini, she first studied the piano in Paris. She trained as a singer under Jules Massart and made her debut in Faust at Modena in 1894. Later that year in Malta she became associated with the new verismo operas, and was soon known throughout Italy as an outstanding Mimi. 1897 brought her debut at La Scala where, in 1902, she created the title role in Francesco Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur. She sang principally in Italy and was Darclee's successor in the role of Tosca in both Milan and Rome. In 1892 Pandolfini created the title role in the world premiere of Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur. She developed quite a reputation in the verismo repertory but her voice was beginning to show some strain when she retired at the age of thirty-eight to be married (1909).
Chronology of some appearances
G&T, Milano 1903-10