CDV ~ TERESA CARRENO with CARLOTTA PATTI

*CDV TERESA CARRENO with CARLOTTA PATTI. Rare Carte-de-Visite Photograph , by Warren, Boston. An usually sensitive waist-length seated pose of the two concert stage superstars, Carreno's head resting sympathetically on Patti's shoulder. Taken in 1870, the photograph was possibly in connection with a memorial for their dear friend and musical colleague Louis Moreau Gottschalk who had died mysteriously at age 40 in Rio de Janiero in December 1869. At the age of eight, Carreno had made a special trip to the United States to study with Gottschalk. Under the management of Max Strakosch, Carlotta Patti had toured with Gottschalk, her sister Adelina, and others between 1863 and 1869.

Venezuelan concert pianist, composer, signer and conductor Teresa Carreno [1853-1917] made her first appearance in New York at the age of 9. She had studied in the United States under Louis Moreau Gottschalk at the age of 8. She later studied in Paris under Anton Rubinstein. She began her career on the concert stage at the age of twelve.

She became an opera singer for a time, reappearing as pianist in 1889. She was later an opera conductor in Venezuela. Among her husbands were Emile Saurat, Giovanni Tagliapietra and Eugen d'Albert.

Italian operatic coloratura Carlotta Patti [1835-1889], older sister of soprano Adelina Patti, made
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