Mathilde Marchesi

Marchesi (1821 - 1913) was a renowned voice teacher in the 19th century. Marchesi herself was a student of Manual Garcia (the younger). Among her own students were Nellie Melba, Emma Calvé, Frances Alda, Ellen Gulbranson, Selma Kurz, Emma Eames, and many more. Marchesi published several books with vocalises and exercises, including instructions on how to sing and now to teach singing in several of these. For example, Garcia's "Coupe de Glotte" has been described in detail in "Bel Canto: A Theoretical and Practical Vocal Method" (as published by Dover).