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ALBA CHRÉTIEN-VAGUET, (Albertine Marie Chrétien-Vaguet) Soprano, * 08 March 1872, according to other sources, 06 March 1872 Paris – 28 February 1963 *

13 Aug

She studied piano at the Paris Conservatory and took private singing lessons next. In 1891 she made ​​her debut at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels as Alice in “Robert le Diable” by Meyerbeer. After singing two years there, she came to the Grand Opera in Paris in 1893 (inaugural Role: Alice in “Robert le Diable” by Meyerbeer), of which she was during the eight seasons that followed. She sang at the Grand Opera, the great dramatic roles in the field of French opera, as well as Wagner’s heroines. She worked there in the premiere of the opera “Sigurd,” by Reyer (1895) and “Briseis” by E. Chabrier (1899) and on 15.9.1893 with the premiere of the opera “Deïdamie” by Henri Maréchal. 1899 she admired in Aix-les-Bains as Isolde in “Tristan” in 1894 at the Monte Carlo Opera as Aida. Since 1896, she was a soloist at the Concerts Lamoureux in Paris, especially in the Wagner concerts. She was married to the tenor Vaguet Albert (1865-1943). When he had to give up after a serious accident (loss of a leg), his career, they moved back from the music scene, the artist couple has since lived in Pau, gave concerts and worked occasionally educational. In 1955 the singer was still living in Pau.

Vaguet a few tracks on Pathé, nine cylinders of 1902, further recordings from 1912, including two duets from “Lohengrin,” with Albert Records.

as Elsa

as Valentine Paris 1902

as Valentine (Close-Up)

as Charlotte “Werther”  (Collection G&K)

For more information about Alba Chrétien-Vaguet please visit:

http://historicoperasingers.blog.com/2012/09/20/alba-chretien-vaguet-soprano/

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