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Carandini family

Dr GRAEME SKINNER (University of Sydney)


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To cite this:

Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "Carandini family", Australharmony (an online resource toward the history of music and musicians in colonial and early Federation Australia): http://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/carandini-family.php; accessed 17 October 2018






Maria Carandini, 1857 (Edmund Thomas)

Maria Carandini, 1857 (from sketch by Edmund Thomas); from the cover of I cannot sing tonight, ballad by L. Lavenu (Sydney: J. R. Clarke, 1857); National Library of Australia

https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/15189165 (DIGITISED)

CARANDINI, Gerome (Signor CARANDINI; Jerome CARANDINI; Girolamo GARANDINI)

Tenor (countertenor) vocalist, dancer, professor of dancing, dancing master

Born Modena, Italy, 24 October 1803
Arrived Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), 28 January 1842 (free per Sydney, from the Downs, 3 October 1841)
Married Maria BURGESS, St Joseph's, Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), 11 March 1843
Departed for Italy, late 1868
Died Modena, Italy, 18 January 1870

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Gerome+Carandini (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=10th+Marquis+of+Sarzano (TROVE tagged)


CARANDINI, Maria (Maria BURGESS; Mrs. Maria CARANDINI; Madame CARANDINI, Madame Marie CARANDINI)

Soprano vocalist

Baptised Brixton, England, 1 February 1826
Arrived Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), September 1833
Married Jerome Carandini, St Joseph's, Hobart, 11 March 1843
Departed Australia, February 1892
Died Richmond Hill, Bath, England, 13 April 1894, "aged 69"

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Maria+Carandini (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1465482 (NLA persistent identifier)


CARANDINI, Rosina (Mrs. PALMER)

Soprano vocalist

Born Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), 27 August 1844
Married Edward Howson PALMER, St. David's Cathedral, Hobart, TAS, 8 November 1860
Died South Yarra, VIC, 1932

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Rosina+Carandini+Palmer (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1469995 (NLA persistent identifier)


CARANDINI, Fanny (Fannie; Mrs. Henry MORLAND)

Vocalist

Born ? Sydney, NSW, c. 1850
Died Ealing, London, England, 26 May 1904

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Fanny+Carandini+Morland (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

CARANDINI, Marie (Miss Marie CARANDINI; Mrs. WILSON)

http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/miscpics/gid/slv-pic-aab24767/1/mp013187




Summary

Jerome Carandini arrived at Hobart as a member of Anne Clarke's party of imported theatricals from London on 28 January 1842, in company with John and Frank Howson, and Emma Young. In his early appearances he sang Bellini arias and was billed as Clarke's "Director and Composer of the Ballet", also advertising that, late "Principal Coriféat the Italian Opera, London", he would give lessons in Dancing, as also in the French, Italian, and German languages". As "Mrs. Carandini", Maria made her debut in August 1843, and as "Madame Carandini" in Sydney in 1845. During the 1860s, the Carandini and her daughters (most notably Rosina and Fanny), toured widely, and shortly after Gerome's death in 1870 they travelled to New Zealand, Honolulu, and California. Maria gave her Australian farewells in Melbourne and finally Adelaide in February 1892.




Documentation

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", The Courier (28 January 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2954943


"MRS. CLARKE'S CONCERT", The Courier (18 February 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2954836


[Advertisement]: "A CARD", The Courier (4 March 1842), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2954728


"MARRIED", The Courier (17 March 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2953031


"MRS. BUSHELLE", The Courier (18 August 1843), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2952302


"MELBOURNE", The Sydney Morning Herald (22 September 1868), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13173185

It is rumoured that Signor Carandini has regained his estates, and will shortly leave for Italy.


[News], Bendigo Advertiser (19 April 1869), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87918735

It is reported amongst musical circles in Sydney that His Royal Highness was so charmed with the natural vocal powers of Miss Rosina Carandini, that he has determined to show his interest in a substantial manner. The Prince has, it is said, offered to defray the expenses of the musical education of Miss Rosina Carandini at the Conservatoire at Paris, or at any other musical school that may be chosen by competent judges of our Australian songster's talents.


"RUMOURED DEATH OF SIGNOR CARANDINI", The Sydney Morning Herald (25 April 1870), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13204165

News that a private letter has been received by the last mail to the effect that Signor Carandini died of gastric lever and inflammation of the lungs on the 18th January, in Italy, whither he had gone to recover his ancestral property, which had been confiscated during a rebellion in 1836.


"DEATHS", The Argus (23 April 1870), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5818622


"DEATH OF MADAME CARANDINI. A FAMOUS AUSTRALIAN SONGSTRESS", The Advertiser (20 April 1894), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article25722627




Bibliography and resources

John Henniker Heaton, Australian dictionary of dates and men of the time . . . to May, 1879 (Sydney: George Robertson, 1879), part 1, 35-36; part 2, 167

https://archive.org/stream/australiandicti00heatgoog#page/n42 (DIGITISED)

https://archive.org/stream/australiandicti00heatgoog#page/n408 (DIGITISED)


Brewer 1892, The drama and music in New South Wales, 15, 16, 59, 62-64, 70, 75, 76

https://archive.org/stream/dramamusicinnews00brew#page/15 (DIGITISED)

[15]. . . Very slight changes occurred in the company at the Victoria after the conclusion of the Coppin performances until 1845, when Messrs. John and Frank Howson, Signor and Signora Carandini, and Mrs. Stirling (afterwards Mrs. Guerin, and finally Mrs. Stewart) arrived in Sydney, and were engaged for the Victoria. Their accession to the stage of the day led to regular productions of opera, but they were also important additions to the dramatic company. Mrs. Stirling frequently sustained leading characters in tragedy and high comedy, while for some years she was the prima donna of the operatic representations. Signor Carandini was an accomplished stage dancer, and succeeded another very excellent terpsichorean, Mr. Chambers. The Howsons and the Carandinis came from Tasmania . . .


Osric 1911 (ed. 1996), Romance of the Sydney stage, from 97 passim

https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/44791594 


Serle 1949, Dictionary of Australian biography

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks15/1500721h/0-dict-biogCa-Ch.html#carandini1#carandini1 

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks15/1500721h/0-dict-biogP-Q.html#palmer3 


W. Arundel Orchard, Music in Australia: more than 150 years of development (Melbourne: Georgian House, 1952), 26

https://archive.org/stream/in.ernet.dli.2015.28983/2015.28983.Music-In-Australia-1952#page/n47 (DIGITISED)


Ann K. Wentzel [Carr-Boyd], "Carandini, Marie (1826-1894)", Australian dictionary of biography 3 (1969)

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/carandini-marie-3162


Thérèse Radic, "Palmer, Rosina Martha (1844-1932)", Australian dictionary of biography 5 (1974)

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/palmer-rosina-martha-4359


Gyger 1999, Civilising the colonies, 33 onwards, passim

https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/46446060 


"Carandini, Marie (1826-1894)", Obituaries Australia

http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/carandini-marie-3162


"Palmer, Rosina Martha (1844-1932)", Obituaries Australia

http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/palmer-rosina-martha-4359


"Marie Carandini", Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Carandini 


"Rosina Palmer", Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosina_Palmer 





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