ADELINA JUAKA MARIA [BARONESS CEDERSTROM] PATTI (1843- ) , the famous vocalist, daughter of an
See also:singer, Salvatore Patti, was
See also:born at
See also:Madrid on the 19th of
See also:February 1843 . Her
See also:mother, also a singer, was
See also:Spanish, being known before her
See also:marriage as Signora
See also:Barili . Both the parents of Adelina went to
See also:America, where their daughter was taught singing by
See also:Maurice Strakosch, who married Amelia Patti, an elder
See also:sister . Gifted with a brilliant
See also:voice, Adelina Patti began her public career at the age of seven in the concert halls of New
See also:York, where in 1859 she also made her first appearance as
See also:Lucia in
See also:opera, Lucia di Lammermoor . On the 14th of May 1861 she sang as Amina in Bellini's opera La Sonnambula at Covent
See also:Garden, and from this
See also:time she became the leading operatic prima donna, her appearances in
See also:Paris and the other
See also:principal musical centres being a long succession of triumphs, and her roles covering all the
See also:great parts in Italian opera . In 1868 she married
See also:marquis de Caux, a member of
See also:Napoleon III.'s
See also:household, from whom she was divorced in 1885; she then married Nicolini, the tenor, who died in 1898; and in 1899 she became the wife of Baron Cederstrom, a Swede, who was naturalized as an Englishman . Madame Patti ceased to appear on the operatic stage in public after the 'eighties, but at Craig-y-Nos, her
See also:castle in
See also:Wales, she built a private theatre, and her occasional appearances at concerts at the
See also:Hall continued to attract enthusiastic audiences, her singing of "Home, Sweet Home " becoming peculiarly associated with those events . Partly owing to her
See also:original training, partly to her splendid method and partly to her avoidance of Wagnerian roles, Madame Patti wonderfully preserved the freshness of her voice, and she will be remembered as, after Jenny
See also:Lind, the greatest soprano of the 19th century .
MARK PATTISON (1813-1884)
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