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Adelina Patti Suggest updates

Born Madrid, 19 February 1843.

Died Craig-y-Nos Castle, Wales, 27 September 1919.

Spanish-born Italian soprano.


Adelina Patti enjoyed a stupendous international career as one of the leading sopranos of her day.

Patti does not appear to have sung in fully-staged opera in Scotland. She did, however, tour on a number of occasions in concert parties and was seen by many Scots.

Money for value

However, the ticket prices reflected her reputation. The price charged for tickets to these events, with no apparent difficulty in selling, ranged from the cheapest benches at 5/- to the most comfortable stalls at a Guinea each.

By comparison, most concert promoters at the time reserved 5/- as the price demanded for the most expensive seats.

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