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Edmée Favart

Edmée Favart
as Cherubino in "the Marriage of Figaro" by Mozart
Edmée Favart
1879 – 29 October 1941
French soprano
Daughter of the baritone Edmond Favart and Zelie Weil, and appeared on stage with her father as a child in Algiers. She sang the Duchess in a 1904 revival of Le petit duc at the Théâtre des Variétés in Paris. In 1907 she joined the company of the Théâtre des Nouveautés in Brussels. By 1912, she had returned to Paris, and appeared at the Gaîté in La fille de Madame Angot and La fille du tambour-major.Debut at the Opéra-Comique on 20 June 1915 in Mignon. She went on to sing Delphine (Cosi fan tutte), Clairette La fille de Madame Angot, Colette (La Basoche), Rose Friquet (Les dragons de Villars), Micaëla (Carmen), Cherubino (The marriage of Figaro), Rosenn (Le roi d'Ys), and Mimi (La boheme) at the Salle Favart.Created roles in La petite fonctionnaire in 1921 and Ciboulette in 1923 ; she also appeared in revivals of Véronique, Madame l'archiduc and Le petit duc at the Théâtre MogadorShe returned to the Opéra-Comique in 1925 for a single charity performance of Véronique.She also sang in the premieres of Monsieur Dumollet (1922), Pépète (1925), Quand on est trois (1925), Mannequins (1925), Le Diable à Paris (1927), Une nuit au Louvre (1928), Boulard et ses filles (1929) and Sidonie Panache (1930).Retired in 1935.