Sig.r de Begnis.
Lithograph. 216 x 127mm (8½ x 5"). Trimmed.
Giuseppe De Begnis (1793-1849), the Italian bass opera singer. In 1816 he married the noted prima-donna and famous beauty, Signorina Giuseppina Ronzi. They sang throughout Italy with great success. In 1819 they appeared in Paris and then in London in 1821 at the King’s Theatre. They continued to appear in opera together until their separation in 1825. Begnis then remained at the King’s Theatre until 1827, but also served as an opera manager in Bath (1823-24) and later in Dublin (1834-37) before settling in New York.
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