Le Monde Musical.Frezzolini.
Publication de la Maison-Brandus.
Lithograph with gold-leaf border, rare, on album page. 336 x 260mm. 13¼ x 10¼". Foxing.
Standing and resting on the back of a chair to the right; her right elbow and left hand on the back rest. Erminia Frezzolini (1818-1884) was an Italian operatic soprano. Along with Henrietta Sontag, she was one of the leading operatic sopranos of her generation. She excelled in the coloratura soprano repertoire, drawing particular acclaim in the bel canto operas of Donizetti and Bellini. She was married to tenor Antonio Poggi from 1841-1846. She made her debut in the title role of Bellini's Beatrice di Tenda at the Teatro della Pergola in Florence in 1837. She quickly debuted in all the major opera houses in Italy in 1839 she made her debuts at La Scala, in Pisa, Reggio Emilia and Perugia. Throughout her life she also made appearances in St Petersburg, London, Madrid, Vienna, Paris, and throughout North America. She finally retired in 1874.
In the BNF. Harvard: 6.
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