Italo Campanini (Parma: 30 June 1845 - Parma: 22 Nov 1896): Italian tenor, brother of Cleofonte Campanini. Debut in Parma (1863) as Gennaro in Lucrezia Borgia. First Italian Lohengrin (Bologna, 1871). London debut at Drury Lane in 1872 as Gennaro as well. Sang Faust in the first performance at the Metropolitan Opera (22 Oct 1883).Minnie Hauk [orig. Mignon Hauck] American soprano (26 Nov 1851 - 6 Feb 1929): Debut Brooklyn 1866 as Amina. London CG, Paris, Brussels, Moscow, Berlin. First American Juliette (which she sang the day before her 16th birthday), Carmen, and Manon. Appeared one season at the Met and then organized her own opera company. She retired at the height of her career to live with her husband at Wagner's villa at Triebschen. She lost her fortune during WW I and was thereafter supported through donations from American opera lovers.
Clara Louise Kellogg (Sumterville, SC: 12 Jul 1842 - New Haven, CT: 13 May 1916). American soprano and impresario. She made her debut at the NY Academy of Music (27 Feb 1861) as Gilda (Rigoletto). She was the first New York Marguerite (Faust) (25 Nov 1863). London debut (2 Nov 1867) as Marguerite at Her Majesty's Theatre. In 1872 she formed an opera company with Pauline Lucca and then formed her own, the English Opera Company. She retired in 1887.Christine Nilsson [orig. Tornerhjelm] (20 Aug 1843 - 22 Nov 1921): Swedish soprano. She made her debut (1864) as Violetta in La Traviata at the Théâtre-Lyrique in Paris. Her operatic credits include the first Ophelia in Thomas's Hamlet (1868), the first London and New York Mignons, London's first Margherita in Boito's Mefistofele, and she was Marguerite in Faust in the first ever performance at the Metropolitan Opera (1883).Adelina Patti: Spanish soprano (19 Feb 1843 - 27 Sep 1919): She was singing concerts at the age of eight. Stage debut at 16 years old as Lucia in NY. Married three times: Marquis de Caux, tenor Nicolini (Ernst Nicholas), and Swedish baron Cederström.
Marie Roze [orig. Hippolyte Ponsin] (2 Mar 1846 - 21 Jun 1926): French soprano. Debut Paris Opéra-Comique (1865) in Herold's Marie. London; Carl Rosa U.S. tour; First London Manon. Married Mapleson's son, had son Raymond Roze (1875-1920) who produced opera at Covent Garden.