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Pasquale Brignoli by Case & Getchell

Pasquale Brignoli by Case & Getchell
Pasquale Brignoli (1824-1884); Italian tenor.
In 1855 he went to America where the most important part of his career took place. Here he accompanied Adelina Patti on her first theatrical tour. For many years he was the undisputed number one star at the New-York Academy of Music. In 1855 he sang Manrico in the American première of “Il Trovatore”. He also performed as Alfredo at the American première of “La Traviata” (1856); as Arrigo in “I Vespri Siciliani” (1857) and as Riccardo in “Un Ballo in maschera” (1861).
His first wife was the English contralto Kate Morensi ( see the next photo).
His second wife was the American soprano Isabella McCullough.

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