Chambly in La-Vallée-du-Richelieu MRC, Quebec — French Canadian Region
1847 - 1930
Albani, one of the great sopranos of her generation, was born Emma Lajeunesse at Chambly. After studies at home, in Paris and in Milan she was, for 24 years, a principal artist at Covent Garden and a favourite of Queen Victoria. She was mistress of the Italian, French, German and English repertoires, and ranged stylistically from oratorio, through the bel canto operas, to Wagner. In demand in all the musical capitals of the world, and welcomed home enthusiastically during her North American tours, Albani became a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 1925. She died in London.
Erected 1937 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Location. 45° 27.365′ N, 73° 17.507′ W. Marker is in Chambly, Quebec, in La-Vallée-du-Richelieu MRC. Marker is on Martel Street 0.8 kilometers north of Bourgogne Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 420 Martel Street, Chambly, Quebec J3L 1V5, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chambly Canal (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Fort Chambly Cemetery (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); General John Thomas Fort Chambly (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); St. Stephen's Anglican Church (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); Fort Ste. Therese (approx. 7 kilometers away); Fort Sainte-Thérèse (approx. 7.9 kilometers away); Second Battle of La Prairie (approx. 11.5 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Chambly.
Also see . . . Parks Canada - Albani. (Submitted on September 15, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Notable Persons •
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