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19TH CENTURY OPERA SINGERS


Marie Geistinger by Carl & Witt

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MARIE GEISTINGER Marie "Charlotte Cecilia" Geistinger (* 26 July 1836 in Graz , † 29 September 1903 in Klagenfurt ) Austrian Soprano She was educated in the main by Carl Maria Wolf in Vienna. In 1850 she made her debut as a soubrette at the Max Schwaiger-Theater in Munich. 1852 she came to the theater in the Josefstadt in Vienna. In 1854 she appeared at the Friedrich Wilhelm Municipal Theater Berlin, in 1856 at the Thalia Theatre in Hamburg. 1859-63 she worked at the Municipal Theatre of Riga, where she was active in the versatile opera, operetta and comedy. 1863 she performed in Berlin at the Victoria Theatre. 1865 came at the Vienna Strampfertheater a majestic success of the singer when she appeared there in the title role in Offenbach's 'Beautiful Helena'. Offenbach In world premieres of Johann Strauss operetta 'Indigo' (1871), 'Carnival in Rome' (1873) and 'Cagliostro in Wien' (1875). On 04.05.1874 she created at the Theater an der Wien in the premiere of 'bat' the role of Rosalinde; . She performed both as an operetta singer and as a tragedian. She came back to Europe in 1885 and now turned back to operetta. 1888,

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Christine Nilsson by Reutlinger (12)

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Christine Nilsson as Alice ' Robert le Diable" Meyerbeer CHRISTINE NILSSON (Sjöabol near Växjö, Sweden, August 20, 1843 - Stockholm, 22 November 1921). Swedish Soprano Debut October 27, 1864, Théâtre-Lyrique. Debuted at l'Opéra de la salle Le Peletier on 09 March 1868 by creating Opehlia in HAMLET ,Sang in the premiere on 03 March 1869 Marguerite in Faust at the Palais Garnier. She sang LA LEGENDE DE SAINTE CECILE , oratorio by Benedict; ROBERT LE DIABLE (Alice). Meyerbeer

Caroline Lefebvre-Faure by Unknown

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CONSTANCE CAROLINE LEFEBVRE-FAURE (Constance-Caroline LEFEBVRE ).(Paris, 21 décembre 1828 - février 1905). French Mezzo Soprano Studied at Consevatoire National under Banderali and Théodore Moreau-Saintini. At her departure from the Conservatoire she was honored with several awards in 1849-50. Debut at the Opéra-Comique and created the opera by Victor Massé "La Chanteuse violée".She sang in operas by Boieldieu, Auber, Adolphe Adam and Ambroise Thomas. She appeared in a number of world premieres of operas these and other contemporary composers at the Opéra-Comique with: on 20/04/1850 in "Le songe d'une nuit d'été" by A.Thomas, on 02.16.1854 in 'L' Étoile du Nord "by Meyerbeer, on 01/26/1857 in" Psyché ", again a work of A.Thomas, on 05.07.1860 in the title role of the opera" Rita "by Donizetti. 1860 she married the famous baritone Jean-Baptiste Faure (1830-1914), who was one of the greatest French singers of his era. After her marriage she was still working for several years at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris. Here she on 19.03.1864 shwe sang the premiere of the opera "Mireille" by Gounod, and on 01/26/1865 "L'Aventurier" by.Poniatowski. Later she appeared occasionally in the concert hall and was active in educational area in Paris.

Carlotta Patti by Genese (3)

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CARLOTTA PATTI ( 1840 – 27 June 1889) operatic soprano Sister to famed soprano Adelina Patti. . Born into a musical family, Patti studied the piano in her youth before following her younger sister's inclination toward singing. As a child, Carlotta developed a handicap which caused a noticeable limp in her walk. Due to this condition she mostly avoided operatic performances and preferred to sing on the concert stage. While not able to achieve her sister's level of acclaim, Carlotta nonetheless received top billing in concerts in the United States of America, Great Britain, and Australia. She was known for her extensive vocal range, reportedly being able to reach a G sharp in altissimo.[4] She often sang songs such as Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen that highlighted this extensive range. Carlotta Patti died of cancer in Paris on 27 June 1889.

Delphine Ugalde by Franck

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Ugalde As Gil Blas "Gil Blas" Sermet DELPHINE UGALDE, née Beaucé, (3 December 1829 – 19 July 1910) was a French soprano. She was the mother of Marguerite Ugalde. Delphine Ugalde was born in Paris. After studies with her mother and the tenor Théodore-François Moreau-Sainti in Paris, she made her debut at the Opéra Comique in 1848 as Angèle in Auber’s Le domino noir, followed by L'ambassadrice. She went on to create roles in several popular operas of the time including the title role in Galathée by Massé on 14 April 1852, Virginie in Le caïd by Thomas on 3 January 1849 and Coraline in Le Toréador on 18 May 1849. After a break, she returned for Psyché (Eros) by Thomas on 26 January 1857.She sang in Auber’s L’enfant prodigue in London in 1851. At the Paris Opéra she sang Alice in Robert le diable in 1851 and Leonora in Il Trovatore (1858). In 1858, she made her debut at the Théâtre Lyrique, where she sang Suzanne in Les Noces de Figaro, Carabosse Mélodine in La fée Carabosse by Massé (28 February 1859), Blondine in L’Enlèvement au Sérail (1859), Martine in Ma tante dort (21 Jan 1860), and the title role in Gil Blas (24 March 1860). Her final benefit performance on 14 May 1860 was a lavish affair with, as well as many popular singers, contributions from Massé, Sarasate and Gounod. She returned briefly in 1865 to sing Papagena. In February 1861, From 1863, she sang at the Théâtre des Bouffes-Parisiens (Orphée, Les bavards), including her own operetta Halte au Moulin (1867), but retired from the stage in 1871.

Marie Sasse by Reulinger (2)

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MARIE CONSTANCE SASSE . -Belgian soprano (Ghent, 26 January 1834 - 75016.Paris, November 07, 1907).Debut on 01 October 1859, at the Théâtre-Lyrique, 03 August 1860 at the Opera ROBERT LE DIABLE by Meyerbeer (Alice). She sang LA JUIVE by Halévy (Rachel); Verdi IL TROVATORE (Leonora). VESPERS Sicilian Verdi (Helene); THE Queen of Sheba by Gounod (Queen); DON JUAN de Mozart (Elvira, Donna Anna); THE HUGUENOTS (Valentine); HAMLET (Ophelia, 1872). She participated in the first 13 March 1861 Tannhäuser (Elisabeth) Wagner. She created April 28, 1865 L'AFRICAINE (Selika) of Meyerbeer; on March 11, 1867 DON CARLOS (Elisabeth de Valois) for Verdi. She left the Opera in 1872. She has sung under the names of Sax, Saxe, Sass-Castelmary and under his own name.

Rosine Bloch by Reutlinger

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ROSINE BLOCH (7 November 1844 – 1 February 1891) was a French operatic mezzo-soprano Most of her career was spent performing at the Opéra in Paris, she also appeared in stages in Belgium, Monaco, and England. She studied at the Paris Conservatoire with Nicolas Levasseur and Charles-Amable Battaille and in 1865 won the Conservatoire's first prize for singing and the first prize for opera.] She made her professional opera debut on 13 November 1865 at the Opéra's Salle Le Peletier as Azucena in Giuseppe Verdi's Le trouvère and continued singing in that theatre, where her most notable roles included Lelia in Félicien David's Herculanum and Léonore in Gaetano Donizetti's La favorite. She also sang Edwige in Gioacchino Rossini's Guillaume Tell (with Jean-Baptiste Faure as Guillaume and Marie Battu as Mathilde in 1868 and with Caroline Carvalho as Mathilde in 1870), and Fidès in Giacomo Meyerbeer's Le prophète in 1872. Although Bloch was striking in appearance with an ample, rich-timbred voice, it had become apparent over time that her portrayals lacked the "human quality" necessary for her to become a major star. Nevertheless, in the ensuing years she remained an honorable and respected member of the company. She also created two roles, Lysis in the world premiere of Jules-Laurent Duprato's 1-act La Fiancée de Corinthe, which had a libretto by Camille du Locle and was first performed on 21 October 1867, but was an opera that would soon fall into obscurity after only 14 representations, and Claribel in Eugène Diaz's 3-act La Coupe du Roi de Thulé, which had a libretto by L. Gallet and Edouard Blau and premiered on 10 January 1873, but would only be performed 21 times. The latter had won a competition which had been held by the Ministry of Fine Arts in 1869.

Sims Reeves by Whitlock

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JOHN SIMS REEVES (21 October 1821[1] – 25 October 1900), ( Sims Reeves) English operatic, oratorio and ballad tenor Reeves began his singing career in 1838 but continued his vocal studies until 1847 In summer 1843 Reeves studied in Paris under the tenor and pedagogue Marco Bordogni of the Paris Conservatoire From October 1843 to January 1844 Reeves appeared in a very varied programme of musical drama, including the roles of Elvino in "La Sonnambula" and Tom Tug in Charles Dibdin's "The Waterman", at the Manchester theatre, and over the next two years performed in Dublin, Liverpool and elsewhere in the provinces .In oratorio, Reeves first sang "The Messiah" in Glasgow, Scotland, during 1844 . His debut in Italian opera was made on 29 October 1846 at La Scala in Milan as Edgardo in Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor", partnered by Catherine HayesHis first principal role on the English operatic stage was with Louis Jullien's English Opera company at Drury Lane Theatre in December 1847 in "Lucia", in English text, with Mme Doras Gras and Willoughby Weiss, winning winning immediate and near-universal acclaim, not least from Hector Berlioz, who conducted the performance 1848In February 1848 he sang Handel's "Judas Maccabaeus", at Exeter Hall for John Hullah, "Acis and Galatea" in March and "Jephtha" in April and May. He was, meanwhile establishing himself as the leading ballad-singer in England . In May 1848 he joined Benjamin Lumley's company at Her Majesty's Theatre and sang "Linda di Chamounix" with Eugenia Tadolini, but he severed the connection when Italo Gardoni was brought in to sing Edgardo in "Lucia" opposite Jenny Lind . In September 1848 at the Worcester festival he took a solo in "Elijah", and sang in Beethoven's "Christ on the Mount of Olives", and packed the hall in a recital of "Oberon" His London Covent Garden Italian debut was in 1849, as "Elvino" in Bellini's "La sonnambula", opposite Fanny Tacchinardi Persiani : he made a great effect of full lyrical declamation in "Tutto e sciolto In the winter of 1849 he returned to English opera, and in 1850 at Her Majesty's he made a further great success in Verdi's "Ernani", opposite the "Elvira" of Mdlle Parodi and "Carlo" of Giovanni Belletti, who was about to embark on an American tour at the invitation of Jenny Lind Reeves toured in Dublin at Theatre Royal in 1849, for Mr Calcraft .During the 1850s, Reeves's career moved away from the stage and increasingly focused upon concert work 1851In 1851 Reeves sang Florestan in "Fidelio" to Sophie Cruvelli's Leonore, and some thought he outshone her.In February 1851 they returned to Dublin, where Reeves was to have performed with the soprano Giulia Grisi: she, however, was indisposed, .

Marie Roze by Fradelle & Marshall

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MARIE ROZE (born Maria Hippolyte Ponsin), (2 March 1846, Paris – 2 June 1926, Paris), was a French operatic soprano. Debut at the Opéra-Comique 1865 . Her success there led to engagements with the Paris Opéra, and later in London. From 1876 she worked with the Carl Rosa Opera Company during their UK tours and in Scotland over a ten-year period sang roles ranging from Carmen and Manon to Marguerite] In 1877, she was engaged by the Max Strakosch Opera Company and made her American debut on 8 January 1878 in Philadelphia as Leonora in Donizetti's La favorita. She later toured the United States with the Carl Rosa Opera Company from 1883 to 1889 and was particularly noted for her interpretation of the title role Bizet's Carmen. In 1890, she taught singing in Paris and made her farewell tour in 1894.

Marie Miolan-Carvalho by Erwin

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Marie Miolan-Carvahlo as Mirielle 'Mirielle" Gounod CREATOR ROLE Théâtre-Lyrique (place du Châtelet) le 19 mars 1864 MARIE CAROLINE MIOLAN-CARVAHLO (Marie Caroline Félix-Miolan) 31 December 1827, Marseille - 10 July 1895, Château-Puys, near Dieppe) French Soprano Studied first with her father, François Félix-Miolan, an oboist, and later at the Paris Conservatory with Gilbert Duprez. She made her stage debut in Brest, as Isabelle in Le prophète, in 1849. The following year, she made her debut in Paris in the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor, later singing in Le Pré aux clercs, Les Huguenots, Der Freischütz, Hamlet, etc. She appeared at the Théâtre Lyrique from 1856 to 1867, mostly in Mozart and Rossini roles, but also created there an estimated 30 roles, notably by Charles Gounod such as Marguerite in Faust, Baucis in Philémon et Baucis, the title role in Mireille and Juliette in Roméo et Juliette, but also Louis Clapisson's La Fanchonnette, Victor Massé's Les noces de Jeanette, Ambroise Thomas's La cour de Célimène. She made frequent guest appearances at the Royal Opera House in London (1859–72), also appearing in Berlin and Saint Petersburg. She retired from the stage in 1885, as Marguerite. After retirement, she taught singing in Paris.

Caroline Van den Heuvel Duprez by Disderi

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CAROLINE ALEXANDRINE LEOPOLDINE MARIE DUPREZ ( Caroline DUPREZ) french soprano (Florence, April 10, 1832 - 64.Pau, April 17, 1875) Her father was the famous opera singer Gilbert Duprez, with whom she sometimes appeared. A soprano, she made her Paris début at the Théâtre Italien in La Somnambula in 1850. The following year she helped to produce the world première of her father’s opera Joanita in Brussels. In 1852 she created the role of Angela in Marco Spada. She also appeared in Lyon (1856-1858), Bordeaux, London, St Petersburg, and at the Théâtre-Lyrique in Paris. She died on 17 April 1875 (her father outlived her by twenty-one years.)

Celestine Galli-Marie by Reulinger

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CELESTINE GALLI-MARIE (Marie-Célestine Laurence Marié de l'Isle) (November 1840 – 22 September 1905) French mezzo-soprano Most famous for creating the title role in the opera Carmen.Born in Paris. She was taught singing by her father, Mécène Marié de l'Isle, Her début came in 1859 in Strasbourg, and she sang in Italian in Lisbon. She sang at the Opéra-Comique until 1885, premiering in Pergolesi's La serva padrona. Her most famous roles were in Thomas's Mignon (1866) and Bizet's Carmen (1875). She created the roles of Lazarille in Don César de Bazan, Vendredi in Robinson Crusoé, the title part in Fantasio, as well as roles in Lara, Le Capitaine Henriot, Fior d'Aliza, La Petite Fadette, and Piccolino. She also sang Taven in Mireille and Rose Friquet in Les dragons de Villars. She died in Vence, near Nice. Her voice was described as being of a good timbre, with clear diction and phrasing

Mr Gorner by Niclou

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Gorner as Figaro "Marriage of Figaro" by Mozart MR GORNER bass-baritone No details known CAN YOU HELP Married Anna Semmler

Mr Gorner by Pagendorf

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Gorner as Cardinal 'La Juive" by Halevy MR GORNER Bass Baritone No details known CAN YOU HELP Married Anna Semmler

Anna Semmler -Gorner by Niclou

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ANNA SEMMLER-GORNER Soprano performed Vienna No details known CAN YOU HELP Married to Mr Gorner

Anna Semmler-Gorner By Pagendorf

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Anna Semmler-Gorner as Mathilde 'William Tell" by Rossini ANNA SEMMLER-GORNER Soprano performed Vienna No details known CAN YOU HELP Married to Mr Gorner

Anna Semmler -Gorner by Adler

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ANNA SEMMLER-GORNER Soprano performed Vienna No details known CAN YOU HELP Married to Mr Gorner

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