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Pauline Lucca by Loescher & Petsch

Pauline Lucca by Loescher & Petsch
(April 25, 1841-February 28, 1908)
Austrian Soprano

She made her debut as a soloist in 1859 at the Theatre of Olomouc (Olomouc) in the role of Elvira in Verdi's "Ernani". 1860 she sang in Prague the Valentine in the "Huguenots" by Meyerbeer and Norma by Bellini. Berlin Court Opera in the world premiere of the opera "The Star of Turan" by Richard Würst in the lead role with. In 1863 she appeared at the Covent Garden Opera London, where she worked as Valentine in the "Huguenots" ,1865 in the London premiere of Meyerbeer's "Africaine" the Selika sang. In 1865 she appeared in Hannover and Hamburg. 1868-69 she undertook a tour of Russia, 1872 in Paris. 1872-74 North American tour there on the stage and in the concert hall the same success as in Europe. Returning to Europe, she followed in 1874 a professorship at the Vienna Court Opera. She guested on the German stage, in Brussels (1876), in St. Petersburg and Moscow (1877), in Madrid (1878) and again in the 1882-84 Covent Garden London.