Emma Albani
Date of issue of stamp: July 4, 1980
Designed by : Huntley Brown

The stamp shows a portrait of Emma Albani painted by Huntley Brown, a Toronto artist. The portrait shows the international singer in a costume as the Character Violetta in the opera "La Traviata"
A grand piano forms the background of the portrait.

11,700,000 copies of the stamp were printed by Ashton-Potter Ltd.

© Canada Post Corporation
Reproduced with permission
Dame Emma Albani.  (Marie-Louise-Cecile-Emma Lajeunesse). Born Chambly, Canada East (Quebec) 1847. Died April 3, 1930.  World famous soprano opera singer. She became the 1st Canadian born artist to distinguish herself in the international world of opera and concert singing. She would perform in the world's greatest opera houses, composers created works just or her to perform, she sang in the royal courts all over Europe and was a particular favourite of Queen Victoria.