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Marcelle Demougeot

Marcelle Demougeot
as Venus "Tannhauser" by Wagner

Marcelle Demougeot
(Jeanne Marguerite Marcelle Decorne)
French Soprano
Studied in Dijon with Charles Laurent and at the Paris Conservatory with Hettich.Debut 1902 at Palais Garnier Paris as Donna Elvira in “ Don Giovanni” by Mozart . In 1904 she sang in the premiere of “Le fils de l’étoile” by Camille Erlanger, and 1906 as Cypris in “Ariane”, by Massenet .1907-09 seasons she sang at the provincial theaters and later at Nice, Bordeaux, Lyon and Vichy. In 1921 she sang at the Palais Garnier Paris as Brunnhilde in ”Die Walkure’’. In 1930 she sang Brünnhilde in the Ring cycle. in Strasbourg. She was considered the most important French Wagnerian soprano of her generation and she also sang Fricka in “Rheingold” by Wagner. Kundry in “Parsifal” by Wagner .She also sang roles such as Aida in “Aida” by Verdi , Valentine in “Les Huguenots” by Meyerbeer, Mathilde in “William Tell” by Rossini, Cyria in “Ariane” by Massenet and Marguerite in “La Damnation de Faust” by Berlioz. Dejanire “Déjanire” by Saint-Saens .She was also a noted concert singer .She retired in 1925 and taught singing