Adelina Patti : Queen of Hearts

(PATTI, Adelina). CONE, John Frederick. Adelina Patti : Queen of Hearts. Chronology by Thomas G. Kaufman. Discography by William R. Moran. [Foreword by the Earl of Harewood. Introduction by Robert Tuggle]. (Aldershot, Hants.): Scolar Press, (1993). First Printing. Pp. (4),v-xxi,(3),1-400, including frontispiece, + 97 p. of plates, 7 of which are in colour. Illustrated. 8vo, brown cloth with gilt signature to front board, gilt titles to spine. "She was a favourite among royalty and composers alike, especially Rossini, Auber, Meyerbeer, Berlioz, and Verdi, who declared her 'an artist by nature, so perfect that perhaps there has never been her equal.' Adelina Patti (1843-1919) was a vocal phenomenon, a glamorous celebrity, and a formidable legend renowned for both a nonpareil professional career and a deliciously intriguing private life. At the height of her career she was the world's singer of singers and the toast of three continents; to this day she remains, relatively speaking, one of the highest-paid performers in music history." -from the dust jacket. Contents: 1. Postlude/Prelude; 2. Superstar; 3. Celebrity of Celebrities; 4. The Famous Marquise; 5. The Infamous Marquise; 6. Madame Patti-Nicolini; 7. Baroness Cederström. With appendices. Very good in dust jacket. Due to the weight of this book, extra shipping charges may be necessary to cover postage on international orders. 40.00

Title: Adelina Patti : Queen of Hearts

Author Name: CONE, John Frederick PATTI, Adelina) KAUFMAN, Thomas G. MORAN, William R.

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Publisher: Scolar Press, Aldershot, Hants., 1993, ISBN:1859280048:

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