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Mdllei Antoinette Trebelli'-Bettini. was j bojn inj Paris. Her fathei* was Signer Aless/indro Bettini, whose' success as a j lyric tenor in the old and new world.plac- j edhim in the frontfrank ofoperatic singers I ModemoselleV mother was the celebratedcontralto, Zelie Trebelli, equally admired in England and abroad, and who for many years delighted the public by her performances in "II Trovatore," "Lucrezia Bor- j gia," ' "L'Africaine," "Faust," "Les Hug- ] uenots,i" "Mignon," "Nozzedi Figaro," j '"Semiramide," etc. As a girl, Mdlle. Trebelli studied the vnanofort, under various | . Paris masters, aa[ obtaining proficiency upon that instrument, she also studied the theorciall' branch of music, therein setting an example to many of her fellow vocali&tsi who for want of requisite knowledge, kometinies dignify worthless compositions by performance in public. Her vocal talent meanwhile disclosed itself of such uncommon order that it was deemed advisable to cultivate this gift, and prepare her for the career of a vocalist. It is interesting to note that among the first to recognise her ability '* • was the eminent English baritone, Charles Santly, to whose tuition Mademoiselle submitted herself for.about-i-year, "'jhen' proceeding to Paris, she 'pursued her study of the vocal art under the wtoll-kn'qwn 'maestro Win. 1 Wartel,' Mdlle Trebelli remained in Paris until she made her debut in St James' Hall.' Since then she has sung before Heiv 'Majesty at a State concert in Buckingham! Palace, and has fulfilled engagements with j most of the metropolitan und provincial' societies. In Kngland, Scotland and Ire- 1 laud the soprano met with great success, i and also in Russia (which country she has visited three times), in Norway, Sweden,. Holland and South Africa, making a trium phaF march through Cape Colony, Natal, Orange Free State, and the Transvaal. It was from America that Mdlle. Trebelli came to New Zealand, arriving in Auckthis month. Mdlle Trebelli is an accomland by the Moana at the beginning of plished linguist, whose pronunciation ofj English songs is especially admirable, and veho possesses a perfect command of the vocal resource of a soprano organ, which by natural endowment and by long-con-tinued practice is delightful in quality and sympathy, and which her vocal genius is capable of intensifying with emotional effect. It might be mentioned that the maiden name of Mdlle. Trebelli's mother was Zelie. Tuillebert; by inverting her surname, omitting two letters, she made it Trebelli, the name by which she became known on the operatic stage.

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Wanganui Chronicle, Wanganui Chronicle, Volume XLIII, Issue 15000, 20 June 1899

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MDLLE. TREBELI. Wanganui Chronicle, Volume XLIII, Issue 15000, 20 June 1899