Only Connect - Angelica Catalani <> Nicolo Paganini

How are these sitters connected?

Angelica Catalani
by Alfred Edward Chalon
NPG 1962(a)

Nicolo Paganini
by Richard James Lane
published 1831
NPG D5451

The connection
In 1823 Niccolò Paganini wrote that soprano Angelica Catalani’s: ‘…voice is strong, and agile, forming the most beautiful instrument, but missing the measure of musical philosophy.

Find out more about Catalani connections with co-curator Peter Sheppard Skaerved

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