E. Parepa-RosaE. Parepa-Rosa
English Opera Singer
1836 – 1874 A.D.

Euphrosyne Parepa-Rosa, an English opera singer, born in Edinburgh. She was educated by her mother and in 1855 she made a successful début at Malta, appearing in England the following year.

In 1866 she made her first tour of America, and shortly after was married to Carl Rosa with whom she formed the famous Parepa-Rosa Opera Company. Her success continued unbroken until her death, which occurred in London while she was preparing for her part in an English version of Lohengrin.

Mme. Parepa-Rosa possessed a soprano voice remarkable for its power, purity and flexibility, with a compass of two and one-half octaves.


Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.