(b Hamburg, 1831; d London, 1877). Ger. soprano. Opera début Altona 1849 (title-role in Lucrezia Borgia). Frankfurt Opera 1850–6; Vienna 1856–9. London début 1858, thereafter settling in Eng. CG début 1868. Sang in NY 1874 and 1876. One of great opera and oratorio singers of her day, famous as Norma and Donna Anna. Was first to sing Marguerite in Faust in London (1863), also created several Verdi roles for London.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.