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Marguerite Chapuy by Reutlinger

Marguerite Chapuy by Reutlinger
MARGUERITE CHAPUY
1850-????
French Soprano

She undertook lessons with Arnoldi (her first teacher having been Belloni), In 1870 she moved to Brussels, where she continued her vocal studies,

In 1872, Chapuy sang Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, and Haydée by Auber at the Opéra Comique. She created the role of Philomène in Le roi l'a dit by Delibes on 24 May 1873. In March 1874 she sang Mignon. She was invited by Mapleson to sing in London, where her repertoire included Zerlina, Susanna, Rosina and Lucia Most notably Chapuy was the first Micaëla in Bizet's Carmen on 3 March 1875.

Chapuy sang Rosina in The Barber of Seville in July 1875 at the Drury Lane Theatre, London She sang in the premiere of Henri Maréchal's opéra-comique Les amoureux de Catherine on 8 May 1876, Chapuy sang Catherine. She then sang Baucis in the first performance of the 2-act version Gounod's of Philémon et Baucis (16 May 1876).
In 1876 she married Louis Joseph Nicolas André a major general of the French army and shortly after retired from the stage.

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