Patti, Carlotta



Well-known Italian soprano, sister of the famous Adelina. She was born at Florence, and at first took piano lessons from Herz, afterwards devoting herself to singing, in which her mother and father drilled her. She made her debut in concert in New York, and appeared afterward in Italian Opera there, but because of her lameness she was obliged to confine her activity to concert-singing. In 1863 she made her London debut at Covent Garden Theatre. She toured America and Europe, and in 1879 married the Weimar violoncellist, Ernst de Munck, at last settling in Paris, where she taught until her death.