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Jean Lassalle & Marie Gabrielle Krauss by Benque

Jean Lassalle & Marie Gabrielle Krauss by Benque
as Ben Said & Hermosa in "La Tribute de Zamora" by Gounod CREATORS Palais Garnier Paris 1/4/1881

JEAN-LOUIS LASALLE -Baritone (.Lyon, December 10, 1845 or 14 February 1847 - September 07, 1909). Father of Robert Lassalle tenor. Student at Paris Concervatoire and later a pupil of Novelli.He made his first appearance on stage as St Bris in "Les Huguenot's" at Liege in 1868. During the next 4 years he sang at Lille , Toulouse , Brussels and the Hague . Debuted at the Opera on 09 June 1872 , as Nelusko "L'Africane". There he took part in many world premieres as Scindia in Massenet's "La Roi De Lahore" 1877 , Severe in Gounod's "Polyeucte" 1878 ,Ben Said in Gounod's "Le Tribute de Zamora ' 1880 ,Malatesta in Thomas's 'Francoise de Rimini" 1880 , and in 1183 the title role of Saint Saens "Henry VIII". He sang at Covent Garden 1879 , 1880 and 1881 and again between 1883-1891.In 1891 he made his Metropolitan Debut as Nelusko in Meyerbeer's "L'Africane". He sang Carmen (Escamillo) at the Opéra-Comique on December 11, 1890, for the erection of the monument to the memory of Bizet.


MARIE GABRIELLE KRAUSS
(Vienna, 23 March 1842 - January 06, 1906)
Soprano
She was nicknamed "the Rachel singing". Begins on the night of the inauguration of the Palais Garnier on 05 January 1875 in both first act of LA JUIVE (Rachel). Sings DON JUAN (Anna, 1875), LES HUGUENOTS (Valentine, 1875), ROBERT LE DIABLE (Alice, 1876), du FREISCHÜTZ (Agathe, 1877), the African (Selika, 1877), FAUST (Marguerite, 1882) and SAPPHO (Sappho, 1884). Is the creator of Joan of ARC (Jeanne d'Arc), POLYEUCTE (Pauline), AIDA (Aida), Madonna (the Virgin), the tribute of ZAMORA (Hermosa), HENRY VIII (Catherine of Aragon), RIGOLETTO (Gilda) and Fatherland! (Dolores). retired in 1888.

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