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Goldbeck, Melanie von – Land of opportunities. Pauline Viardot in England

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2012-10

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England always played an important role in Pauline Viardot’s life and career. In 1839, at the age of 18, she had her operatic debut in London at Her Majesty’s Theatre. Her mother Joaquina García-Sitches claimed from the very beginning the highest fees, which – together with the legacy of being Malibran’s sister – catapulted Pauline Garcia into the spheres of the big stars. After two seasons, the then married Pauline Viardot toured through Europe for seven years and only came back to England in 1848. She was an internationally famous singer by then and spent every season in London until 1860. During the Franco-Prussian War 1870-71 she and her family went into exile to England before returning to France after the war.

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