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Emma Albani by Schemboche (3)

Emma Albani by Schemboche (3)
EMMA ALBANI
(1 November 1847 – 3 April 1930)
Canadian soprano
(Marie Louise Cecilia Emma Lajeunesse.)
Vocal studies in Europe, and she became a student of Gilbert Louis Duprez in Paris, then by Francesco Lamperti in Milan. Debut in 1870 at the Opera House of Messina as Amina in 'La Sonnambula'. Covent Garden début 1872. First Covent Garden Senta (Der fliegende Holländer), 1877. NY Met début 1891; first Desdemona at NY Met 1894. Sang Isolde, Covent Garden 1896, retiring from stage a month later, but continuing to sing in oratorio. Retired to teach in 1911. DBE 1925.

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