(b Preston, 1834; d Brussels, 1906). Eng. soprano. London début in concerts, then with Eng. Opera 1860–5 and at CG 1866. Long career in opera and oratorio, being regarded as leading Eng. sop. of her day. First prof. of singing, RMCM 1893–7. Retired 1894 and taught at Brussels Cons. Married Nicolas Jacques Lemmens (1823–81), Belg. organist, composer, and teacher at Brussels Cons.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.