Emma Abbott (1849-January 5, 1891), American opera singer, was born in Chicago, Illinois and studied in Milan and Paris. She had a fine soprano voice, and appeared first in opera in London under Colonel Mapleson's direction at Covent Garden, also singing at important concerts. She organized an opera company known by her name, and toured extensively in the United States, where she enjoyed considerable reputation. In 1873 she married E. J. Wethereil. She died at Salt Lake City.