Pauline Canissa

Pauline Canissa, an opera singer, enjoyed great popularity in the 1850s-70s. In April, 1876, she sang the part of Sieglinde in the first U. S. performance of Wagner's "Die Walkure" at the New York Academy of Music. Here she poses at the Howell studio in New York City, wearing an elaborate evening gown and a feather in her hair.

Date:
1873 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES23192
Photographer:
William R. Howell (New York)
Height:
1179px
Width:
752px
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