Queen of Hearts
Hardback 400pp Illustrated
9780931340604   Product Code: 21417
Adelina Patti (1843-1919) was a true diva, a legendary soprano who dominated the operatic scene in the 1860s and could still entrance the Royal Albert Hall audience in 1914, sixty-three years after her concert debut in New York. In fascinating detail, Cone's biography traces Patti's nonpareil career and her intriguing private life, from a childhood on the streets of New York to her final years as Baroness Cederstrom at her home at Craig-y-Nos in Wales. With a complete chronology of Patti's performances.