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1908 Excerpt: ...on tire establishment of Italian Opera at Covent
Garden in 1847. In 1860 he married Charlotte Dolby, the famous
vocalist and composer. He wrote several compositions, among them
two concertos for violin, with orchestral accompaniment; a Solo de
Cornet; a rondo mazurka; three romances; several airs with
variations; romances for violin and piano; a tarentelle and
fantasias on operas. Sainton-Dolby, Charlotte Helen. 18211885.
English contralto singer and composer, who was born in London. She
entered the Royal Academy of Music in 1832, where she remained for
five years, studying under J. Bennett, Elliott and Crivelli,
gaining, in 1837, the King's scholarship. Miss Dolby made
Samton-Dolby her first public appearance in London in 1840 and the
next year sang at a Philharmonic concert with great success. Her
voice was greatly admired by Mendelssohn, who obtained an
engagement for her, in 1846, at the Gewandhaus concerts at Leipsic.
To her he dedicated his six songs, and he also wrote the contralto
arias in Elijah especially for her, and she appeared in this and
other oratorios for several years with great success. It was as a
ballad singer, however, that Miss Dolby excelled. She married M.
Prosper Sainton in 1860, and from that time until 1870, when she
retired, she appeared at all the important concerts in Great
Britain and went on concert tours to France and Holland. Her voice
was a contralto of great power and her enunciation was declared
perfect. In 1872 she established in London a singing academy, where
many vocalists of note have been trained. Mme. SaintonDolby made
her last appearance in public at her husband's farewell concert in
1883, two years before her death. She composed several works of
more than ordinary merit, including the cantatas, The Legend of
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