Caradori-Allan, Rosalbina

BORN 1800, Milano, Lombardia: Casa Palatina - DIED 15 Oct 1865, Surbiton, Surrey: Elm Lodge
BIRTH NAME De Munck, Maria Caterina Rosalbina
GRAVE LOCATION London: Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, Kensal Green (153/RS (17378) marbe gabled cruciform ledger, east of road)

Rosalbina Caradori was born in Milan as the daughter of the Alsatian Baron de Munck. Her mother, whose maiden name was Caridori, came from St Petersburg. She showed musical talent and after her father's death she started a professional career. After touring in France and Germany she debuted on 12 January 1822 at Covent Garden as Cherubino in "La Nozze di Figaro". She sang at Covent Garden from 1822 to 1827. On 21 March 1825 she sang the soprano solo at the British premiere of Beethoven's "Symphony No. 9". In 1827 she married Edward Thomas Allan, the secretary of the King's Theatre.

In 1830 she appeared in Venice where she created the part of Giulietta in Bellini's "I Capuleti e i Montecchi". In 1834 returned to Italian Opera in London and from 1835 she performed mainly in England. In 1836 she appeared with Malibran at the Winchester Festival and in October 1837 she sang at the Park Theatre in New York. Later in her career she concentrated on oratorio and concert singing. In 1848 she retired but appeared once more at the opening of the Great Exhibition on 1 May 1851. She died in 1865.

• Mother: De Münck, Elizabeth, Baroness
• Husband: Allan, Edward Thomas (1824-1862)

Related persons
• performed with Malibran, Maria

12/1/1822Rosalbina Caradori performs the King's Theatre in London as Cherubino in "Le Nozze di Figaro". This was her British debut. 
21/3/1825British premiere of Beethoven's "Symphony No. 9". It took place in the Argyll Rooms and the concert was given by the Philharmonic Society. Singers were Rosalbina Caradori, Miss Goodall, Thomas Vaughn and Henry Philips. George Smart was the conductor and the orchestra was led by Franz Cramer. [Beethoven, Ludwig van]
11/3/1830Premiere of Bellini's "I Capuleti e i Montecchi" at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice. The libretto was written by Felice Romani. The part of Giuletta was sung by Rosalbina Caradori-Allan and Giuditta Grisi sang the part of Romeo. The premiere was a success but only eight performances were possible before the season at La Fenice closed in 21 March. [Bellini, Vincenzo][Romani, Felice]
14/9/1836Final performance of Maria Malibran in Manchester. She sang "Vanne se alberghi in petto" by Mercadante together with Maria Caradori-Allan. She died nine days later in Manchester. [Malibran, Maria]


The grave of Edward Thomas Allan and Maria Caradori-Allan at Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green, London.
Picture by Androom (18 Apr 2024)


The grave of Edward Thomas Allan and Maria Caradori-Allan at Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green, London.
Picture by Androom (18 Apr 2024)


• Vivian-Neal, Henry & Alexander Bisset, Their Exits: Encore, The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery, London, 2020
British première of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 - Wikipedia
I Capuleti e i Montecchi - Wikipedia
Rosalbina Caradori-Allan - Wikipedia
Maria Malibran

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Published: 28 Apr 2024
Last update: 17 Jun 2024