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date: 20 November 2019

Castellan, Jeanne Anaïslocked

  • Philip E.J. Robinson

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(b Beaujeu, Rhône, Oct 26, 1819; d after 1858). French soprano. She studied at the Paris Conservatoire with Bordogni, Nourrit and Cinti-Damoreau, and in 1836 won a premier prix for singing. 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. In the winter of 1843–4 she sang in New York and Boston. She made her London début at a Philharmonic concert (13 May 1844), and appeared in Italian opera alternately in St Petersburg (1844–6) and with Lumley’ s company at Her Majesty’s Theatre (1845–7). Her first London role was Lucia (1 April 1845) and she chose the same role for her débuts at the Théâtre-Italien, Paris (1847), and Covent Garden (1848). At the Paris Opéra in ...

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