1849 – 1891 A.D.
Emma Abbott, an American singer. She began her musical experience in the choir of Plymouth Church, Brooklyn, and afterwards studied in Milan and Paris.
After making her début at Covent Garden, London, she came to the United States and sang for a number of years with the English opera company known by her name.
She appeared successfully in the Operas of Verdi, Gounod, Bellini, etc., and was one of the most popular sopranos of her time.
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.