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Always engaged in charity (often in memory of Maestro Rossini), she left nearly all her estate to the poor of Paris.
In her will she wrote that by singing she had earned all her fortune, and on singing she would pass away, with the sweet thought that she had employed it to encourage and to console.
was said to possess at once power, sweetness, fullness, and extraordinary flexibility.
For the 1848 London run of Les Huguenots, Meyerbeer transposed the role of the page "Urbain" 'from soprano to contralto and composed the aria "Non! Out of deference to her master, she also accepted to resume her singing career mainly in order to tour the orchestral version of the Petite messe solennelle around Europe.
Rossini had once expressed his hope that she would take upon herself to perform it when he was dead.
He had said that he had composed it, and especially the new section "O salutaris", just having her voice in mind.
When in 1887 the French and Italian Governments agreed upon moving the mortal remains of Rossini into the Basilica di Santa Croce in Florence, Alboni, then a sixty-one-year-old lady living in seclusion, wrote to the Italian Foreign Minister, Di Robilant, proposing that the Petite Messe Solennelle, "the last musical composition by Rossini", be performed in Santa Croce the day of the funeral, and "demanding the honour, as an Italian and a pupil of the immortal Maestro," of singing it herself in her "dear and beloved homeland".
Her wish, however, never came true and she was just given the chance of being present at the exhumation ceremony in Paris.