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Mrs. Florence Rice-knox

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It may pe interesting to our readers to know something of the artistic Ufe of the artiste, Florence Bice-Knox, wlio is annouuced to uppear soon in our city. Being of a musical famiïy, and gifted with a spleudid voice, she early developed a taste and talent for music, and haB enjoyed the advautages of instruction in the art, under the greatest masters in Europe, Wartel, Delle Ledis, San ülovunni and Randegger. Her voice is a contralto, of marvel ou8 power and compass, rich aud sympathetic in all its registers. She has a graceful stage pre8ence and handsome features, and everywhere wins her audiences by her sympathetic marnier. She has often sung for chanty, and oue of her grandest triuinphs was the grand charity concert which she organized and carried out iu 1871, for the benefit of the poor of New York City, juut before sailing for Europe to complete hor studies, both of music and the languages. In March, 1876, she carne f rom Paris to London to sing in coucerts at the Floral Hall, Convent Garden, with Patti, Albaui and Thalberg, and in May she had the honor ot singing before the Prince aud Princesa oí Wales on the occasion oí his reception at Guildhall, after his return from ludia. In Uctober she went to Malta, where she fullilled a five months operatic engagemeut, with gratiiying succeBS. In April, 1877, she appeared iu opera at Convent Garden, Loudon, and subsequently iu concert at the same theatre, with unqualifted success. Mrs Knox returned to this country in March last, refusing several excellent operatic engagements iu Eumpe, since which time she has sung many times iu New York and other eastern cities, and has everywhere been greeted with enthusiasm and crowded houses. She carne to the west by special iuvitation, and has given immense satisfaction iu Jackson, Adrián, aud Ypsilnnti, beiug urgently requested to repeat her concerts in these cities. She ranks to-day antong the leading prima donne contralti, is a lady of rare accomplishmeuts, a woinan who not ouly ornaments her art, but adonis private life. Mrs. Eice-Knox will give a concert at the Opera House in this city on Wednesday evening, Sept. 11.


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