Marchesi de Castrone (Graumann), Mathilde

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Marchesi de Castrone [Graumann], Mathilde (b Frankfurt, 1821; d London, 1913). Ger. mezzo-soprano and teacher. Concert début, Frankfurt 1844. Sang in London, 1849. Made only one appearance in opera, in Bremen 1852 (Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia). Married It. bar. and teacher Salvatore Marchesi (1822–1908) in 1852. Prof. of singing Vienna Cons. 1854–61 and 1869–78, Cologne Cons. 1865–8. Taught at own sch. in Paris 1861–5 and from 1881. Wrote vocal method and 24 books of exercises. Pupils incl. Calvé, Eames, Melba, Klafsky, and Kurz.

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