Pauline Viardot

1821—1910

Pauline Viardot [née García] (pronounced: [po.lin vjaʁ.do];18 July 1821 – 18 May 1910) was a leading nineteenth-century French mezzo-soprano, pedagogue, and composer of Spanish descent. Born Michelle Ferdinande Pauline García, her name appears in various forms. When it is not ...