Unger, Caroline



Gifted singer; born at Stuhlweissenburg, near Pesth, where her father was master of the household to Baron Hakelberg. She studied under Mozart's sister-in-law, Alpysia Lange, and Vogl, Schubert's friend and best interpreter. After appearing in Vienna she made a tour of the principal Italian cities. In 1833 she sang for the season in Paris, after which she returned to Italy. In 1840 she married a Florentine gentleman and retired from the stage. Rossini is said to have spoken of her as possessing " the ardor of the South, the energy of the North, brazen lungs, a silver voice and a golden talent.