Angelica Catalani


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(b Sinigaglia, 1780; d Paris, 1849).

It. soprano. Début Venice 1797, Milan 1801, London 1806. First singer in London of Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, 1812. Managed Paris Théâtre des Italiens 1814–17. Retired from stage 1819 but continued concert work until 1828. In her day extremely highly paid. Founded singing sch., Florence.

Subjects: Opera.

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