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Marietta Alboni, Countess Pepoli (née Maria Anna Marzia) (1823-1894), Opera singer

Sitter associated with 8 portraits
Marietta Alboni was an Italian operatic contralto. While a student at Bologna, Alboni came to the attention of Rossini, later instructed her in the main contralto roles in his operas. In 1842 she made her debut as Climene in Giovanni Pacini's Saffo at Bologna, and she achieved success in Rossini's Le siège de Corinthe at La Scala in Milan. Over the next few years Alboni toured in Austria, Russia, Germany and eastern Europe. In 1847 she made sensational debuts at Covent Garden in London and at the Théâtre-Italien in Paris. She toured in Spain and the United States in 1852-3, to great acclaim. Alboni married, settled in Paris, sang at Rossini's funeral in 1868, and retired soon afterwards.

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P956

Jenny Lind; Marietta Alboni, Countess Pepoli (née Maria Anna Marzia)

by William Edward Kilburn
hand-coloured, half-plate daguerreotype, arched top, 1848
NPG P956

x197566

'Operatic Prima Donnas'

by Ashford Brothers & Co, after Henry Hering, and Mayer Brothers, and Richard Burton & Co, and Disdéri, and Camille Silvy, and probably William Edward Kilburn, and Southwell Brothers, and John Burton, and Clarkington & Co (Charles Clarkington), a
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s
NPG x197566

D7310

Marietta Alboni, Countess Pepoli (née Maria Anna Marzia)

by A. de Laroussie, after Unknown artist
lithograph, 1840s
NPG D7310

D7308

Marietta Alboni, Countess Pepoli (née Maria Anna Marzia)

by James Posselwhite, after Jules Laure
stipple engraving, published 1849
NPG D7308

D7309

Marietta Alboni, Countess Pepoli (née Maria Anna Marzia)

by James Posselwhite, after Jules Laure
stipple engraving, published 1849
NPG D7309

x5782

Marietta Alboni, Countess Pepoli (née Maria Anna Marzia)

by Disdéri
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x5782

D4594

Scene from Les Huguenots Act 1 Sc 9

by John Brandard
chromolithograph, circa 1848
NPG D4594

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