Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Monaco 2015 - Opera Singers - Adelina Patti

ISSUE DATE: 10 September 2015
THEME: Adelina Patti
PRINT RUN: 48 000
STAMP SIZE: 52 x 40.85 mm
STAMP DESIGN: Sophie Beaujard
ENGRAVING: Yves Beaujard 

The Italian singer born in Madrid in 1843 began her career at the age of 16 at the New York Academy of Music in the title role of Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. In 1862, her performance of the same role at the Italian Theatre in Paris endeared her to French audiences. Her incomparable technique enabled her to tackle the biggest roles in Italian and French opera. The stamp depicts “La Patti” – like many great divas, she was known by her nickname – in Aida.