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Zelia Trebelli by London Stereoscopic

Zelia Trebelli by London Stereoscopic
(Gloria Caroline Gillebert)
French Mezzo Soprano

Madame Trebelli-Bettini began to sing under the name Trebelli, which was derived from her real surname. On her marriage to the tenor Alessandro Bettini (1825-98) she added his name to hers. Her debut role was Azucena (Madrid 1859) and she continued to sing it throughout her career. In 1884 she was the first performer of Carmen at the Met. She was always a notable exponent of 'trouser' roles such as Cherubino, Siébel, Maffio Orsini (Lucrezia Borgia) and Urbain. her roles included Zerlina Don Giovanni ,Fatima Oberon ,Urbain Huguenots ,Azucena Trovatore ,Third Lady Magic Flute Cherubino Marriage of Figaro Nancy Martha ,Siébel Faust ,Carmen