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Maria Caterina Rosalbina de Munck, later Maria Caradori-Allan.

Born Casa Palatina, Milan, 1800.

Died Surbiton, Surrey, 15 October, 1865.

Alsatian soprano.

Maria Caradori had an important career, largely spent in the UK.  Caradori was her mother's maiden name.

Caradori's debut, in London, was in 1822 and thereafter until 1827. The international phase of her career included the Théâtre-Italien in Paris, La Scala in Milan and the Fenice in Venice, where she created the role of Giulietta in Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi (1830).

After several seasons on the continent, Caradori resumed her British career in 1834. 

At her peak, she sang a wide range of leading dramatic roles, including Donna Anna, Leonore, Agathe, Norma and Lucrezia Borgia. 

Later, having had a busy career of nearly forty years, Caradori added mezzo parts, sometimes in those operas with which she was already familiar.

Roles in Scotland

Norma High Priestess of the druid temple
Norma 1853
Norma 1854
Norma 1855
Donna Lucrezia Borgia
Lucrezia Borgia 1853
Lucrezia Borgia 1854
Lucrezia Borgia 1855
Leonore Florestan's wife, disguised as Fidelio
Fidelio 1853
Fidelio 1854
Fidelio 1855
Agathe Cuno's daughter
Freischütz 1853
Freischütz 1854
Freischütz 1855
Galatea a nymph
Acis and Galatea 1854
Amina an orphan, raised by Teresa
Sonnambula 1854
Valentine daughter of Saint-Bris
Huguenots 1854
Huguenots 1855
Donna Anna the Commendatore's daughter
Don Giovanni 1854
Isabelle Princess of Sicily
Robert le Diable 1855
Semiramide Queen of Babylon
Semiramide 1855
Adalgisa a virgin of the temple
Norma 1861
Maffio Orsini friend of Gennaro
Lucrezia Borgia 1861
Azucena a Biscayan gypsy woman
Trovatore 1861

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