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Portrait of the Day: Adelina Patti

23 May 2019, 12:30

Room 22


  • Talks and Lectures

Adelina Patti
by James Sant
exhibited 1886
NPG 3625

'The Unknown Diva'. Adelina Patti is arguably the world's first true "celebrity" and yet today very few people have heard of her. Learn more about her life, loves and career and discover why we think this charismatic Opera Star deserves to be remembered.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.