NILSSON (Christine, 1843-1921, Swedish Singer)

Postcard in colour of the Casino and gardens at Menton, with on the verso in English "Merry Xmas and a happy New Year dearest Charlotte", (Lady MacGregor), and signed 'Christine', forwarded from Hampton Court Palace to Cabbé-Roquebrune (above Monte Carlo), 2 sides oblong 8vo., Menton, postmarked 18th December

Nilsson's voice was brilliant, though not powerful, and perfectly even over 2½ octaves up to top E. She made her début as Violetta, and excelled also as Ophelia, Marguérite and Mignon. Her first husband (1872) was Auguste Rouzaud (d. 1882), and her second (1887) Don Ángel Vallejo y Miranda (d. 1902), Count of Casa Miranda. They spent the winters at their Château Vallaya at Menton, 1910-1914.

Item Date:  1911

Stock No:  16771      £65

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