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Past Images of the Month - June 2016

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Adelina Patti (1843-1919) as Aida.  She knew Augustus Harris  from 1861 when she was 18,  making her début at Covent Garden.  He was then nine and allowed to watch rehearsals from the wings when his father was directing operas there in the 1860s.  They remained friends until his death.

Adelina Patti (1843-1919) as Aida. She knew Augustus Harris from 1861 when she was 18, making her début at Covent Garden. He was then nine and allowed to watch rehearsals from the wings when his father was directing operas there in the 1860s. They remained friends until his death.

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