Joséphine and Emilie: Stars of the Bel Canto in Europe and America, 1823-1889
The lives of Joséphine de Méric, a soprano, and her daughter Emilie, also known as Madam de Méric Lablache, a mezzo-soprano, are shown against the backdrop of the world of nineteenth-century opera. Elizabeth Féron, Emilie's father's first wife, and Tmoleone Alexander, Joséphine's second husband recieve extensive attention as well.
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