Petrelli, Eleanora (née Wigstrom)

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Petrelli, Eleanora (née Wigstrom)

Petrelli, Eleanora (née Wigstrom) Swedish soprano; b. Simtuna, Aprii 9, 1835; d. Chicago, Feb. 21, 1904. While touring Finland as a member of a small theatrical company, she married a wealthy Russian named Petrov, and Italianized her married name to Petrelli. She studied in Milan with Lamperti, and in Paris with Viardot-Garcia. After her husband died in 1869, she virtually abandoned the stage, but continued to give concerts in Russia, Germany, and Scandinavian countries. In 1886 she settled in Stockholm, but soon went to Chicago, where she established a school for vocal culture. She publ, a number of songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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