She endured at least two of his love affairs, with Jennie Laussot and Matilda Wesendonck. She was 19, he 39 when they married; they had two children who died young. Berlioz Harriet Smithson She was an Irish Shakespearean actress to whom Berlioz took a passion; their marriage was tempestuous and ended in separation. Puccini Elvira Gemignani A tempestuous marriage, Puccini "stole" Elvira from a friend to whom she was wed.
Rossini Isabella Colbran Wife no. Eventually Puccini and his wife reconciled. She endured at least two of his love affairs, with Jennie Laussot and Matilda Wesendonck. He actually preferred her sister, to whom he was giving lessons, but she entered a nunnery. Frau Haydn has come down in history with a reputation as a domineering spendthrift and religious fanatic whom the composer took care to leave at home when he travelled. Berlioz Harriet Smithson She was an Irish Shakespearean actress to whom Berlioz took a passion; their marriage was tempestuous and ended in separation. She sang in his Semiramide. However, after 5 apparently happy years, he abandoned her for the wife of a banker. She was 19, he 39 when they married; they had two children who died young. His second marriage, to the wealthy Emma Bardac, lasted to the end of his life, but was marred by the social ostracism that followed his treatment of Rosalie and the loss by his new wife of much of her fortune. Instead he found consolation but apparently not sexually with an English singer, Georgina Weldon. They separated after 6 years but were never divorced; she died in at age Puccini Elvira Gemignani A tempestuous marriage, Puccini "stole" Elvira from a friend to whom she was wed. Wagner Minna Planer Minna, an actress Wagner married when he was 23, was his legal wife for 25 years, but they were hardly tranquil. She left him in , just before he took up with Cosima Liszt, who became his second wife. Elvira accused a servant girl of having an affair with her husband, and the girl committed suicide, leading to a notorious court case. Prokofiev Lina Llubera Prokofiev's marriage with this Spanish born singer broke up after 20 years over his friendship with Myra Mendelson, a young political activist. His unfortunate wife was with him when he died. In despair, Rosalie shot herself but recovered, and a divorce followed. They split up after 15 years. Gounod Anna Zimmermann More or less pushed into marriage by his prospective mother-in-law, Gounod never really liked his wife.
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