Euphrosyne Parepa Rosa, an English soprano singer, born in Edinburgh in 1836, died in London, Jan. 21, 1874. Her father was Geor-giades de Boyescu, a Wallachian nobleman; her mother was Elizabeth Seguin. The latter, left a widow at the age of 21, adopted music as a profession, and trained her daughter for it. She studied under Crescentini, Panseron, and Bordogni, and made her début at Malta in 1855 as Amina in La sonnambula, adopting the stage name of Parepa. After singing in many cities of southern Europe, in 1857 she went to London, where she made her first appearance in I Puritani. In 1863 she withdrew from the stage and married Capt. Car-vell, a retired officer of the East India service, who died in 1865. Having lost all her property by an unfortunate investment, she returned to the profession, and joined a concert company which Mr. H. L. Bateman was organizing for the United States. Her first appearance in this country at Irving hall, New York, in September, 1865, was exceedingly successful. She returned with the same manager in 1866-'7, and in the course of the season married the violinist Carl Rosa. In New York, Boston, and other American cities she sang frequently in oratorio, winning probably in this class of music her most enduring fame. She appeared also from time to time in Italian opera.
In 1869 she and her husband organized an English opera company, with which during three winters they made tours of the principal American cities, producing for the first time in America Weber's "Oberon," and reviving Mozart's "Marriage of Figaro." During the winter of 1872-'3 she was a member of the Italian opera company at the khedive's theatre in Cairo. The next season M. and Mme. Rosa formed an English opera company, with which after a tour in England they proposed returning to America. Mme. Rosa was large in person, with a handsome countenance, and a physique of remarkable endurance.