Verlag v. Baumgärtner's BCCHH Leipzig.
Etching and stipple with gold-leaf border, on album page. 292 x 222mm. 11½ x 8¾".
Jeanne Anais Castellan (1819-c.1858) was a French soprano. She studied at the Paris Conservatoire with Giulio Bordogni, Adolphe Nourrit and Laure Cinti-Damoreau. She began her stage career in Italy, appearing at Varese in 1837, and later at Turin, Bergamo, Rome, Milan and Florence, where in 1840 she married the singer Enrico Giampetro. She made her London debut at a Philharmonic concert in 1844, and appeared and her first London role was Lucia, a year later. She chose the same role for her debuts at the Theatre-Italien, Paris (1847), and Covent Garden (1848). At the Paris Opera in 1849 she sang Berthe in the premiere of Giacomo Meyerbeer's 'Le Prophete', and the following year she was particularly successful at Covent Garden in 'Mose' and 'Nabucco'.
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