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Angelika Catalani

Angelika Catalani

Angelika Catalani

*1780, †12 VI 1849

Italian soprano singer - dramatic soprano. She was an opera primadonna singing in all major European cultural centers. In 1818 she resigned from opera performing but she still performed concerts in Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Russia. 

During her concert trip in 1819-1820 she visited Warsaw, Lviv, Krzemieniec, Vilnius and Cracow. On the 21th of November 1819 she gave 4 concerts in Warsaw. In one of Warsaw salons she listened to the playing of young Chopin, who was known in Warsaw as the best pianist in the city. Enchanted by his performance and improvisations she gave Chopin a beautiful and valuable gift: a golden watch with dedication. 

 


 

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