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Caroline Lefebvre-Faure by Disderi

Caroline Lefebvre-Faure by Disderi
(Constance-Caroline Lefebvre).
(Paris, 21 décembre 1828 - février 1905).
French Mezzo Soprano
Studied at Consevatoire National under Banderali and Théodore Moreau-Saintini. At her departure from the Conservatoire she was honored with several awards in 1849-50. Debut at the Opéra-Comique and created the opera by Victor Massé "La Chanteuse violée".She sang in operas by Boieldieu, Auber, Adolphe Adam and Ambroise Thomas. She appeared in a number of world premieres of operas these and other contemporary composers at the Opéra-Comique with: on 20/04/1850 in "Le songe d'une nuit d'été" by A.Thomas, on 02.16.1854 in 'L' Étoile du Nord "by Meyerbeer, on 01/26/1857 in" Psyché ", again a work of A.Thomas, on 05.07.1860 in the title role of the opera" Rita "by Donizetti. 1860 she married the famous baritone Jean-Baptiste Faure (1830-1914), who was one of the greatest French singers of his era. After her marriage she was still working for several years at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris. Here she on 19.03.1864 shwe sang the premiere of the opera "Mireille" by Gounod, and on 01/26/1865 "L'Aventurier" by.Poniatowski. Later she appeared occasionally in the concert hall and was active in educational area in Paris.