Zelia Trebelli-Bettini

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Portrait of Zelia Trebelli-Bettini

Zelia Trebelli-Bettini (1838–1892),[1] also known as Zelia Gilbert or by her stage name Trebelli, was a French opera singer.[2] Mme Trebelli's artistry was greatly admired by George Bernard Shaw, who wrote about her a number of times in his various reviews. In particular, he admired her interpretations and her exemplary English diction, rare for a non-native English speaker.

Her daughter Antonia (originally Antoinette) Dolores Trebelli (c. 1864 – ) was a distinguished soprano, and as "Mademoiselle Dolores" was well received in Australia and New Zealand.[3]


  1. ^ Zelia Trebelli-Bettini (Zelia Gilbert) (1838-1892), Opera singer
  2. ^ The Probert Encyclopaedia - People and Peoples (W-Z)
  3. ^ "The Interviewer.". Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic. : 1885 - 1939). Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 17 September 1914. p. 10. Retrieved 14 July 2015. 

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