Caroline Unger


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(b Stuhlweissenburg, 1803; d Florence, 1877). Austrian contralto. Opera début Vienna 1821 as Rossini's Tancredi. In 1824 in Vienna sang in f.p. of Beethoven's 9th Sym. (it was she who turned the deaf Beethoven to face the audience after the 9th so that he could see applause). Sang for several years in It., creating roles in Donizetti operas and Bellini's La straniera. Paris début 1833, winning high praise from Rossini. Retired on marriage 1843.

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