Karl Rosa

(1842—1889) opera manager

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(b Hamburg, 1842; d Paris, 1889). Ger. conductor, violinist, and impresario. Leader of orch. in Hamburg, 1863–5. London début 1866, in USA 1866–71. In NY 1867 married sop. Euphrosyne Parepa and became manager and dir. of opera co. headed by his wife. After her death in 1874 formed Carl Rosa Opera Co., based in Eng. from 1875.

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