Famous American soprano (1864-1903), admired by Massenet and Saint-Saens. Among other roles, she was the first Thais in the world premiere at the Palais Garnier in Paris in 1894. Sanderson died of influenza at age 38 in Paris.
Original vintage cabinet photo by Benque, Paris, unsigned, showing her in the title role she created, dated in the back on March 16th, 1894, Thais world premiere. Size is 4.25 x 6.5 inches, minor rust spots on front and some on verso (see scans), otherwise in excellent condition.