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ALICE RAVEAU, Mezzo-soprano * 8 August 1884, Paris + 13 May 1945, Paris;

09 Aug

She studied at Conservatoire Nationalion Paris, with Dubulle, and debuted in 1908 at the Opéra-Comique Paris as the title hero in “Orphee”, which became her most famous role.The first Solange in Gaston Salvayre’s opera 1909. She sang in 1910 in the premieres of the operas “Léone” by Samuel-Rousseau and “Macbeth” by Ernest Bloch. In 1913, she performed in the premiere of Faure’s “Pénélope” by Gabriel Fauré, and in 1920 in “Le Sauteriot” by Sylvio Lazzari. She also created the title role in Marguerite Labori’s “Yato”. Charlotte and Delilah too. She was regarded as one of the most important French recitalists of her time, particularly the songs of Henri Tomasi who she championed, but also the works by Claude Debussy, Ernest Chausson, Henri Duparc, Gabriel Fauré and other French composers.

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