She first studied piano with Lazare-Lévy in Paris, then singing at the Conservatoire National de Paris. Her debut was in 1929 at the Opéra-Comique Paris as Olympia, and in 1931she sang in the world premiere of “Cantegril” by Roger-Ducasse. She appeared with the ensemble ‘Ars Rediviva’ under the direction of Claude Crossard, which devoted itself particularly to the music of the 17th and 18th centuries beginning in 1936. Her repertoire included Lakmé, Mireille, Juliette, Cherubino, Rosina, Leila, Jeannette in Massé’s “Les Noces de Jeannette” and Laoula in “L’Étoile” by Chabrier.
Short Biography by Charles Rhodes