- Xoán M. Carreira
(b Badajoz, Nov 3, 1827; d Stuttgart, May 1, 1859). Spanish soprano. A pupil at the Royal Conservatory in Madrid, she was appointed répétiteuse there in 1847 and held that position until April 1851. She was also singing teacher to the royal princesses. She performed in the last two operatic seasons of the Teatro del Real Palacio (which was suppressed in June 1851), singing in La straniera (1850) and Luisa Miller (1851), and perhaps other roles, before going to Italy. She made her début at La Scala as Gilda in the first Milan performance of Rigoletto (18 January 1853), and thereafter had a successful career which took her to the Opéra in Paris for ten months, to Italy and then to Germany, where she died suddenly.B. Saldoni: Diccionario biográfico-bibliográfico de efemérides de muúsicos españoles, 3 (Madrid, 1880) A. Penã y Goñi...