Miriam Gauci (April 3, 1957) is a Maltese operatic soprano, particularly associated with lyric Italian roles. Born in Malta, where she began her voice training, she completed her studies in Milan, Italy. After winning a few international prizes, she made her professional debut in Bologna, in Poulenc 's La voix humaine, in 1984. Her well-managed voice, of moderate volume and fine quality, fitted her well for the lyric Italian repertory and she was soon in demand throughout Europe. She made her La Scala debut in 1985, in the role of Prosperina in the first modern revival of Rossi's Orfeo.