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date: 29 May 2020

Rosa, Carl (August Nikolaus) [Rose, Karl]locked

  • Frank Walker
  •  and Harold Rosenthal

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(August Nikolaus) [Rose, Karl]

(b Hamburg, March 22, 1842; d Paris, April 30, 1889). German impresario, violinist and conductor. At the age of 12 he toured England, Denmark and Germany as a violinist. After studies (from 1859) at the conservatories of Leipzig and Paris, he was appointed Konzertmeister in Hamburg (1863–5). In 1866 he went to London and on 10 March appeared as a soloist at the Crystal Palace. After a short stay in England he joined Bateman in a concert tour of the USA, where he met the soprano Euphrosyne Parepa; they were married in New York in February 1867. His wife's success in opera led to the formation of a company under Rosa's management and conductorship, which in its early seasons also included Wachtel, Santley, Ronconi and Formes. Early in 1871 he returned with his wife to England, and then they made an extended visit to Egypt for reasons of health; after this they returned again to London, but Parepa-Rosa died almost immediately, on ...

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