1922 Encyclopædia Britannica/Soldene, Emily
SOLDENE, EMILY (1840-1912), English singer and actress, was born at Islington, London, in 1840. She had made her debut in 1864 on the concert stage, and in 1871 appeared in Geneviève de Brabant, her favourite rôle, and in La Fille de Madame Angot in 1872. Her successes were mainly in opera-bouffe, and she retired young from the stage. She published one novel, Young Mrs. Staples (1896), and My Theatrical and Musical Recollections (1897). She died in London April 8 1912.