Anne Childes, Mrs. Edward Seguin (c.1809-1888)

Anne Childes Seguin was an English soprano. Trained at the Royal Academy of Music in London, she married an accomplished bass, Edward Seguin (1809-1852). Anne Seguin made her 1836 Drury Lane debut in "Fidelio." Her husband was recruited by Lester Wallack to join his troupe at the National Theatre in New York. Anne Seguin made her U.S. debut when she replaced an ailing star as Rosina in Bishop's "Barber of Seville" at the National Theatre in 1839. The couple became great favorites and soon dominated English opera in the U.S. They created the Seguin Opera Troupe, gave first U.S. performances in English of translated operas, and introduced three operas by U.S. composers. When her husband died in 1852, Seguin retired to teach voice in New York. She poses here in an old-fashioned bonnet at the Gurney studio in New York.

1860 circa 5 years
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Jeremiah Gurney
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