Le Monde Musical.Balbina Steffenone.
Imp. Lemercier, Paris. [n.d. c.1855.]
Lithograph on album page, rare. 338 x 254mm. 13¼ x 10". Foxed.
Balbina Steffenone (1825-1896) was an Italian soprano who studied in Bologna under Teresa Bertinotti. She made her debut in 1842 and spent her time in Italy until 1845 when she moved to Covent Garden for two years. From 1847 until 1854 she spent her time in North America, performing also in Havana and Mexico City. She is reported to have retired back in Europe in 1862, but also to have taken part in the premiere of Battista's 'Giovanna di Castiglia' at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples in 1863.
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