Photo by Charles Reutlinger, Paris, ca. 1890s. 10.8 х 16.5 cm Sigrid ARNOLDSON (1861-1943) was a Swedish soprano and music teacher. In 1900, she became lead singer of Italian Opera in St. Petersburg, Russia. Sigrid was born in Stockholm, where she studied with her father, tenor O. Arnoldson (1830-1891). She continued her studies in Paris with the teacher of Adelina Patti and then with Désirée Artôt. Her debut was in 1885, in Pargue’s National Theater. The next year, she performed at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, and from then her career also took her to London’s Covent Garden, Barcelona, and Metropolitan. Arnoldson had several recording from 1906 to 1910, which exist today. F1718 ARNOLDSON, Sigrid (Зигрид АРНОЛЬДСОН)