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Christine Nilsson by Gurney (1)

Christine Nilsson by Gurney (1)
Christine Nilsson (1843-1921); Swedish soprano.In 1864 she had her début as Violetta in “La Traviata” at the Theâtre-Lyrique in Paris. After this success she sang at major opera houses in London, Saint Petersburg, Vienna and New York In 1868 she created the role of Ophélie in Ambroise Thomas’ “Hamlet” at the Grand Opéra Paris and she sang the same role in the English première of Hamlet at Covent Garden in 1869. She also appeared in the Metropolitan Opera's inaugural performance on 22 October 1883 in Gounod's Faust.


On the photo she is seen as Mignon in the eponymous opera by Ambroise Thomas.
She created the role in the second (modified) version on 5 July 1870 in London.
Célestine Galli-Marié created Mignon in the original première of 17 November 1866.

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