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Marguerite Vaillant-Couturier by Nadar

09 Mar 2021 15
MARGUERITE VAILLANT- COUTURIER 12 May 1855 - 1 May 1930 French Soprano Studied Paris Conservatory and won 1st prize at the Opera Comique Paris in 1878,Debut in “Mirielle” by Gounod at the La Monnaie Bruxelles At the Monnaie she sang Juliette “Romeo et Juliette” by Gounod , ‘Galathee” by Masse .”l’etoile du Nord” by Meyerbeer. She than sang in Marseille , Nantes and Geneva and then returned to Paris where she sang in the premiere’s of “Le Coeur et la Main” on 19/10/1882 , “La roi de Carreau ‘ by de Lajarte on 26/10/1883 and “Babolin” by Varney 19/3/1884. She then returned to Bruxelles to create Manon and sing Margurite in “Faust” by Gounod and Ophelia in “Hamlet” by Thomas, she then travelled to Buenos Aires and St Petersburg before returning to the Opera Comique making her debut as Carmen in “‘Carmen” by Bizet on 12/6/1888 at the Comique she created Catherine in “L’Esadron volant de la Reine “ by Litloff ,She also sang at The Hague and Toulouse.Sister of Soprano Pauline Vaillant and Aunt of singer Marguerite Carre

Stella de la Mar by Numa Fils

09 Mar 2021 20
Stella de la Mar 1860 - ???? French Mezzo Debut 1879 at Opera Comique

Pierre Francois Villaret by Carjat

09 Mar 2021 17
PIERRE FRANCOIS VILLARET (1830-1896) French Tenor Debut salle Le Peletier on March 20, 1863 in GUILLAUME TELL (Arnold). Performed LA JUIVE (Eléazar, 1863), LA MUETTE DE PORTICI (Mazianello, 1865), LES HUGUENOTS (Raoul, 1865), the African (Vasco, 1867), ROBERT LE DIABLE (Robert, 1867), the Prophet (John, 1871), LA REINE DE CHYPRE (Gérard, 1877), roles that he sang at the Palais Garnier.

Luisa Tetrazzini

26 Feb 2021 15
Luisa Tetrazzini 1871 – 1940 Italian coloratura soprano Her first voice teacher was her elder sister, Eva Tetrazzini (1862–1938), who also was a successful singer. Later studied at the Instituto Musicale in Florence. According to The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Opera (second edition, 1980), she made her operatic debut in Florence in 1890. The role was Inez in Meyerbeer's L'Africaine, . The first part of her career was spent mainly in the Italian provincial theaters and touring in Russia , Spain and South America .American debut in San Francisco in 1905. 1907 T debut as Violetta in La traviata at Covent Garden in London, 1908 at Hammerstein's Manhattan Opera Company, Appeared at the Met for only one season, in 1911-12 Guest appearances 1911 to 1914 with the Boston Opera Company and Chicago Grand Opera Company .Roles Lucia, Violetta, Gilda,Titania . Filine and Rosina

Aino Ackte by unknown

26 Feb 2021 17
AINO ACKTE (originally Achte) 23 April 1876 – 8 August 1944) Finnish soprano. studied singing under her mother'( mezzo-soprano Emmy Achté (née Strömer) until 1894 when she entered the Paris Conservatory, studying under Edmond Duvernoy and Alfred Girodet. Her debut at the Paris Grand Opera was in 1897 as Margurite in "Faust" by Gounod .In 1904 she was engaged by the New York Metropolitan Opera where she remained until 1906 . In 1911, Ackté, Oskar Merikanto, and Edvard Fazer founded the Kotimainen Ooppera (renamed in 1914 Finnish Opera)and was to act as its director in 1938-39. After parting ways with the National Opera, Ackté organized an international Savonlinna Opera Festival beginning on 3 July 1912;[9] it was held 1912-14, 1916 and 1930.1906. She created the title role of Richard Strauss's " Salome" at its local premieres in Leipzig (1907) and London (1910).She ended her international travels in 1914 and returned to Finland, where she gave her farewell performance in 1920. Her final public performances took place at the Savonlinna Opera Festival in 1930.

Etienne Gibert

26 Feb 2021 13
as Canio "Pagliacci" by Leoncavarlo Etienne Gibert 1859-1929 French Tenor Debut 1889 as Esclarmonde (le Chevalier Roland) by Jules Massenet. 1900, in Cavalleria Rusticana (Torrido), a role he created in Paris. He also sang at the Opera where he made his debut on November 6, 1893.Débute L'AFRICAINE (Vasco de Gama) . Chante LOHENGRIN (Lohengrin, 1893), ROMÉO ET JULIETTE (Tybalt, 1894), TANNHÄUSER (Tannhäuser, 1898).

Eugenio Giraldoni

26 Feb 2021 14
as Demon "The Demon' Rubenstein Eugenio Giraldoni (20 May 1871, Marseille – 23 June 1924, Helsinki) Italian baritone Son of another leading baritone, Leone Giraldoni, and the soprano and violinist Carolina Ferni. His mother gave him voice lessons and he made his opera debut in Barcelona, as Escamillo in Carmen, in 1891.Giraldoni consolidated his career by appearing at various operatic venues in Italy and, in 1898, visiting South America. Then, in 1900, he earned a place in operatic history when he created the part of Baron Scarpia in Tosca, at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome. He also appeared in the first performance of Alberto Franchetti's La figlia di Jorio at Italy's foremost opera house, La Scala, Milan, in 1906. He sang in Russia and Poland from 1901 until 1907 and at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City during the 1904–05 season. In 1913, he appeared at the Opéra-Comique in Paris, as Scarpia and Sharpless. Apart from Scarpia, his notable roles included: Don Carlo, Amonasro, Telramund, Hamlet, Berlioz's Méphisto and Onegin. After World War I, Giraldoni sang on the Italian provincial-theatre circuit. He retired from the stage in Trieste in 1921 and died three years later in Finland, where he had gone to teach. His last operatic appearance had been as the Father in Louise.

Marcelle Demougeot autographed

24 Feb 2021 13
Marcelle Demougeot (Jeanne Marguerite Marcelle Decorne) 1876-1931 French Soprano Studied in Dijon with Charles Laurent and at the Paris Conservatory with Hettich.Debut 1902 at Palais Garnier Paris as Donna Elvira in “ Don Giovanni” by Mozart . In 1904 she sang in the premiere of “Le fils de l’étoile” by Camille Erlanger, and 1906 as Cypris in “Ariane”, by Massenet .1907-09 seasons she sang at the provincial theaters and later at Nice, Bordeaux, Lyon and Vichy. In 1921 she sang at the Palais Garnier Paris as Brunnhilde in ”Die Walkure’’. In 1930 she sang Brünnhilde in the Ring cycle. in Strasbourg. She was considered the most important French Wagnerian soprano of her generation and she also sang Fricka in “Rheingold” by Wagner. Kundry in “Parsifal” by Wagner .She also sang roles such as Aida in “Aida” by Verdi , Valentine in “Les Huguenots” by Meyerbeer, Mathilde in “William Tell” by Rossini, Cyria in “Ariane” by Massenet and Marguerite in “La Damnation de Faust” by Berlioz. Dejanire “Déjanire” by Saint-Saens .She was also a noted concert singer .She retired in 1925 and taught singing

Olympia Boronat

26 Feb 2021 14
as Tamara " The Demon" Rubenstein Olympia Boronat 1867-1934 Italian Soprano Debut in Naples 1885 . Sang in most of the leading theatres in Italy including San Carlo, and Teatro Bellini Catania<She travelled to Spain , Portugasl ,South America and Russia , Her roles included Margurite "Faust" , Ophelia "Hamlet", elvira " Puritani ", Juliette , Violetta and Gilda "Rigoletto" After her retirement, Boronat founded a singing school in Warsaw

MARGUERITE CARRE by Reutlinger

15 Feb 2021 26
MARGUERITE CARRE (Marguerite Caroline GIRAUD) 1880-1947 French Soprano Studied at the Conservatory in Bordeaux . Joined opera Comique in 1902. She married Albert Carre Director of the Opera Comique . She was the first Pamina and Madama Butterfly at the Opera Comique. She never travelled outside of France .She participated in the first on 23 May 1905, Cherubino (Nina) by Jules Massenet; on 28 December 1906 by Giacomo Puccini Madama Butterfly (Cio-cio-san) [French version of Paul Ferrier]; on 22 May 1908 by Snegourotchka (Snegourotchka) Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's [French version of Pierre Lalo]; October 26, 1911, the secret of Suzanne (Suzanne Countess) of Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari [French version of Kufferath]; on December 30, 1913 life brief (Salud) by Manuel de Falla [French version of Paul Milliet]; June 18, 1923, Pepita Jiménez (Pepita) of Isaac Albéniz

Aino Ackte by Unknown

15 Feb 2021 24
AINO ACKTE (originally Achte) 23 April 1876 – 8 August 1944) Finnish soprano. studied singing under her mother'( mezzo-soprano Emmy Achté (née Strömer) until 1894 when she entered the Paris Conservatory, studying under Edmond Duvernoy and Alfred Girodet. Her debut at the Paris Grand Opera was in 1897 as Margurite in "Faust" by Gounod .In 1904 she was engaged by the New York Metropolitan Opera where she remained until 1906 . In 1911, Ackté, Oskar Merikanto, and Edvard Fazer founded the Kotimainen Ooppera (renamed in 1914 Finnish Opera)and was to act as its director in 1938-39. After parting ways with the National Opera, Ackté organized an international Savonlinna Opera Festival beginning on 3 July 1912;[9] it was held 1912-14, 1916 and 1930.1906. She created the title role of Richard Strauss's " Salome" at its local premieres in Leipzig (1907) and London (1910).She ended her international travels in 1914 and returned to Finland, where she gave her farewell performance in 1920. Her final public performances took place at the Savonlinna Opera Festival in 1930.

Paul Aumonier by Studio Lux

15 Feb 2021 22
PAUL AUMONIER 1872-1944 French Bass He studied singing at the Paris Conservatoire. In 1904 he appeared at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo in G. Verdi’s ‘’Rigoletto’’and ‘’Aida’’. In 1913 he sang at the Opéra de Rouen Haute-Normandie in the premiere of the opera ‘’Graziella’’ by J. Mazellier. In 1919 at the Paris Grand Opéra he appeared in ‘’Samson et Dalila’’ and ‘’Salammbô’’. His repertoire included Max in ‘’Le chalet’’ by A. Adam, Jacob in ‘’Joseph’’ of E. Méhul, Girto in ‘’Le Pré aux clercs’’ by F. Hérold, Marcel in G. Meyerbeer’s ‘’Huguenots’’, Frère Laurent in C. Gounod’s ‘’Roméo et Juliette’’ and Lothario in ‘’Mignon’’ by A. Thomas.

Hedwig Francillo-Kauffmann by Brasch

05 Dec 2020 41
Francillo-Kauffmann as Mimi "La Boheme' Puccini HEDWIG FRANCILLO-KAUFFMANN 1878-1948 Austrian Soprano Studied with Franzi Müller and Emilie Dorr in Vienna, then by Aglaia of Orgeni in Dresden and Maestro Rosario in Milan. Debut in 1898 at the Municipal Theatre of Szczecin.She sang 1899-1902 at the Court Theatre of Wiesbaden, 1902-03 at the Court Opera in Munich, 1903-05 at the Berlin Court Opera. 1905-07 great success at the Komische Oper Berlin. 1907-08 she sang again at the Court Opera Berlin;In 1908 at the Vienna Court Opera, where she worked with brilliant successes until 1912. 1912-1917 she sang at the Opera House of Hamburg. After 1917, she made guest performances and concerts which took her to Vienna, Berlin, Brussels, Paris, London and Munich, but also to South America. In 1927 she gave up her career as a teacher and lived in Berlin and then Vienna

Ellen Brandt-Foerster by Szekely

05 Dec 2020 39
Foerster as Lola "Cavelleris Rusticana" by Mascagni Ellen Brandt-Forster 1866-1921 Austrian Soprano Studied vienna with Dustmann, Debut 1885 at Danzig as Margauerite "Faust" gounod , In 1886 appeared as Floermaiden at bayreuth and joined the Hofoper Vienna in 1887 where she remained until her retirement in 1909 , Her roles included Clarissa "Die drei Pintos" , Lola " Cavalleria Rusticana" . Created Sophie in "Werther" 1892

Maria Gay by Stockmann

05 Dec 2020 39
Maria Gay (Maria de Lourdes Lucia Antonia Pichot Gironés) 1879-1943 Catalan Mezzo Soprano She was a singing pupil of soprano Ada Adini. Debut 1902 in the title role of Carmen in Brussels. 1906, Debut at Milan's La Scala,where she met tenor Giovanni Zenatello. Gay and Zenatello would live together the rest of their lives,1908, she made her debut in Carmen for the Met in New York City opposite Geraldine Farrar as Micaela. In 1910 she performed the same role with the Boston Opera Company as Carmen. Gay and Zenatello worked to find, help train, and promote promising young singers

Feodor Chaliapin by Russian Studio

11 Aug 2020 49
as The Miller in "Rusalka" by Dargomyzhsky FEODOR IVANOVICH CHALIAPIN (February 13 ,1873 – April 12, 1938) Russian Bass Largely self-taught, he began his career at Tbilisi and the Imperial Opera, St. Petersburg in 1894. He was then invited to sing at the Mamontov Private Opera (1896–1899); his first role there was as Mephistopheles in Gounod's Faust, At Mamontov he also met Sergei Rachmaninoff, who was serving as an assistant conductor there and with whom he remained friends for life. Rachmaninoff taught him much about musicianship, including how to analyze a music score, and insisted that Chaliapin learn not only his own roles but also all the other roles in the operas in which he was slated to appear. With Rachmaninoff he learned the title role of Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov, which became his signature character , On the strength of his Mamontov appearances, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow engaged Chaliapin, where he appeared regularly from 1899 until 1914. During the First World War, Chaliapin also appeared regularly at the Zimin Private Opera in Moscow. In addition, from 1901, Chaliapin began touring in the West, making a sensational debut at La Scala that year as the devil in a production of Boito's Mefistofele, under the baton of one of the 20th century's most dynamic opera conductors, Arturo Toscanini Chaliapin's last stage performance took place at the Monte Carlo Opera in 1937, as Boris. He died the following year of leukemia, aged 65, in Paris, where he was interred

Alexandra Pavlovna Krutikova by Bergamasco

11 Aug 2020 54
as the Angel in "The Demon" by Rubinstein CREATOR Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, on 25 January 1875, Alexandra Pavlovna Krutikova (1851-1919) - (contralto, mezzo-soprano Russian opera and chamber singer . Soloist of the Mariinsky (1872–1876) and Bolshoi (1880–1891) theaters. Honored Artist of the Imperial Theaters (1902). The wife of the singer Bogomir Corsov and the mother of the singer Lyset Corsova. Alexandra Pavlovna Krutikova - the daughter of a hereditary honorary citizen, a native of the Chernihiv province, was brought up in Riga. From an early age showed the ability and love of music. In Riga, she took singing lessons at Heinecke, in Paris she studied with Pierre Francois Vartel, then she entered the St. Petersburg Conservatory in the class of Henriette Nissen-Saloman. A student of the Conservatory, she debuted on January 12, 1872 in the role of Vanya (“Life for the Tsar”) on the stage of the Mariinsky Theater, where she was invited to the place of E. A. Lavrovskaya. On January 28, 1872, she sang the part of Ratmir in the opera Ruslan and Lyudmila. In 1873 she graduated. She was a soloist with the Mariinsky Theater from January 1, 1872 to May 1, 1876. From September 1, 1880 to 1891, was in the troupe of the Moscow Bolshoi Theater. Successfully toured in Sweden, Odessa, Kharkov, Kiev. In 1901, left the scene. She performed about 40 roles rties, including Ortrude in Lohengrin, Zerlina in Don Juan, Ratmir in Ruslan and Lyudmila, Countess in The Queen of Spades, Solokhi in Cherevichki, etc. Olga, the first performer of the party in the opera "Eugene Onegin" by Tchaikovsky at the premiere at the Bolshoi Theater. In 1884 she sang the part of Lyubov in the premiere production of Tchaikovsky's opera "Mazepa". The talent of the singer was highly appreciated by Tchaikovsky, who dedicated her romances “Reconciliation” (op. 25, No. 1, 1874) and “Only You Are Alone” (or. 57, No. 6, 1884).

Theodor Reichmann by Krziwanek

01 Jul 2020 57
Theodor Reichmann as Tell 'William Tell" Rossini THEODOR REICHMANN 15 March 1849 -22 May 1903 German Baritone Studied Berlin and Milan . Debuted 1869 (as Ottokar in "Der Freischütz") in Magdeburg .After engagements in Rotterdam (1870-1871), Cologne (1871/1872), Strasbourg (1872) and Hamburg (1872-1875), belonged to 1875-1883 the Munich Court Theatre on and came on April 5, 1881, as a guest at the Hofoper (René in "Masked ball").Debut on June 4 as Dutchman April 8 , 1889 , and from 1 September 1895 until 22 May 1903 Reichmann was a member of the Court Opera , Roles Dutchman , Hans Sachs , Wotan , Don Juan , Count Almaviva , Amonasro , Escamillo , Rigoletto .Sang regularly at the Bayreuth Festival

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