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Celine Van Ghell by Reutlinger

Celine Van Ghell by Reutlinger
Méphisto in “Le petit Faust” by Hervé Creator théâtre des Folies-Dramatiques le 23 April 1869

CELINE ANNA VAN GHELL
(1847-?)
Dutch mezzo-soprano.
Began her “French” career in Brussels in the role of Rothomago junior in Ennery’s theatre play “Rothomago”. After Brussels she continued her career at Paris where she performed the same role at The Châtelet in 1877. In 1869 she created at the Théâtre des Folies-Dramatiques the role of Méphisto in Hervé’s “Le petit Faust” in which the composer himself (who was also a deserving tenor singer) created the role of Faust. In 1869 she also created the role of Prince Raphaël in the 3-act version of Offenbach’s “La Princesse de Trébizonde” at the Théâtre des Bouffes-Parisiens. She created the role of Gabrielle at the French première of Lecocq’s “Les cent vierges” (1872) and Bobeche in Offenbach’s “La foir Saint-Laurent” (1877

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