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Albani [married name Gye], Dame Emma [née Marie Louise Cécile Emma Lajeunesse] (1847–1930), singer, was born on 1 November 1847 at Chambly, Quebec, Canada, one of three surviving children of Joseph Lajeunesse, organist, and his wife, Mélina Mignault (d. 1856)...

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Dame Emma Albani (1847–1930) by Walery, pubd 1889 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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E. M. Clerke

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Albertazzi, Emma (c. 1813–1847), singer, the daughter of Francis Howson, a London music teacher, was trained as a pianist and in 1827 articled to Andrea Costa, in whose house she met a fellow pupil, Francesco Albertazzi; they were married in November 1829. She appeared first in concert, then went to ...

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Allan, (Maria Caterina) Rosalbina Caradori- [Carradori-] (1800–1865), singer, was born in Milan. Her father, Baron de Munck, was an Alsatian and a colonel in the French army. Her mother, whose maiden name, Carradori, she adopted (and always so spelt in Italy), came from ...

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(Maria Caterina) Rosalbina Caradori- Allan (1800–1865) by John Hayter, pubd 1827 [as Cresea in Medea in Corinto by Simone Mayr] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Howard, Ann [real name Ann Pauline Giles, née Swadling] (1934–2014), singer, was born on 22 July 1934 at 90 Knollys Road, Streatham, London, the only child of William Alfred Swadling (1903–1985), electrical engineer, and his wife (Gladys) Winifred, née Howell...

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Quirk, John Stanton Shirley- (1931–2014), singer, was born on 28 August 1931 at 117 Hall Lane, Edge Hill, Liverpool, the only child of Joseph Stanley Shirley-Quirk, formerly Quirk (1890–1960), a Passport Office clerk, and his wife Amelia, née Griffiths (1902–1997...