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Pauline Mailhac by Höffert

Pauline Mailhac by Höffert
Pauline Mailhac (1858-1946); Austrian soprano.
In 1879 she made her debut at the Stadttheater von Würzburg as Valentine in Meyerbeer's "Les Huguenots". In 1880 she was engaged at the Theater von Königsberg and the season 1882/83 at the Stadttheater von Mainz. From 1883 until her retirement in 1901 she was engaged at the Hoftheater von Karlsruhe, in spite of attractive offers during those years from the Hofoper Berlin, Hofoper München and the Metropolitan in New York. She did make guestappearances in the Netherlands and Belgium. In 1891/94 she performed at the Bayreuther Festspielen as Venus in Tannhäuser and Kundry in Parsifal. In 1897 she created the role of Florinda in the première of Franz Schubert's "Fierrabras" at Karlsruhe. Her most memorable roles were Aïda, Rachel in "La Juive", Mignon, Senta in "Der fliegende Holländer", Venus in "Tannhäuser" , Eva in "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" , Brünnhilde in "Der Ring des Nibelungen" , Ortrud in "Lohengrin", Carmen and Leonore in Fidelio. After her farewell performance in 1901 as Brünhilde in "Die Walküre" she was appointed a honorary member of the Hoftheater von Karlsruhe.

On the photo she is seen as Kundry in Wagner's "Parsifal".

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