Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

Aug 3, 2015

Cécile Merguillier (Soprano) (Paris, France 1861 - Paris, France 1938)


                                                                 Rosina

She studied singing at the Conservatoire de Paris and in 1881 made her debut at the Opéra-Comique of Paris in ‘’Le Toréador’’ of Adolphe Adam. On 25. 5. 1887 she sang with great success the part of Philine in ‘’Mignon’’ at the Opéra-Comique. She was highly appreciated by the audience at the Opéra-Comique in 1885, when she appeared as Javotte in ‘’Le Roi l'a dit’’ of L. Delibes. Later she was active as vocal pedagogue in Paris.

Chronology of some appearances

1881-1888 Paris Opéra-Comique
1888-1903 Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie
1895 Moscow Imperial Court Opera
1898 Vichy Opera

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Edison 2-min cylinders, Paris 1905?
Philémon et Baucis (Gounod): Romance 17356
Philémon et Baucis (Gounod): Air 17357
Roméo et Juliette (Gounod): Valse 17361
Manon (Massenet): La séduction 17245 
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Air de Rosine 17285
Galathée (Massé): Air de la coupe 17338
Pardon de Ploërmel (Meyerbeer): Ombre légère 17355
Mireille (Gounod): Trahir Vincent 17251
Mireille (Gounod): Cavatine 17352
Mireille (Gounod): O Magali (w. Gluck) 17370
Pêcheurs de perles (Bizet): Cavatine 17389
Sapho (Massenet): Scène de la séduction 17388
Domino Noir (Auber): Romance 17287
Hamlet (Thomas): Air de la folie 17237
Mignon (Thomas): Polonaise 17351

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