RECENT: Defining Our Field - what is 'classical music' to us, why are we involved and what can we learn from our differences? Read John Dante Prevedini's essay, watch the panel discussion and make your own comments.
Adelina Patti was born in Madrid on 19 February 1843. With a remarkable coloratura voice she rapidly became one of the great operatic sopranos of her day and travelled the leading opera houses. She died in Craig-y-Nos, Wales on 27 September 1919.