Clara Novello’s Reminiscences
“Compiled by Her Daughter Contessa Valeria Gigliucci with a Memoir by Arthur D. Coleridge. Illustrated.”
Clara Anastasia Novello (10 June 1818 – 12 March 1908) was an acclaimed soprano, the fourth daughter of Vincent Novello, a musician and music publisher, and his wife, Mary Sabilla Hehl. Her acclaimed soprano and pure style made her one of the greatest vocalists, alike in opera, oratorio and on the concert stage, from 1833 onwards. In 1843 she married Count Gigliucci, and retired in 1861.