Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Aug 5, 2015

Julia Guiraudon (Soprano) (Bordeaux, France 9/12 1873 - ?)

First she received her education in Bordeaux, then, till 1896, she studied at the Conservatoire de Paris, among other things with Giraudet and Taskin. She began her career in 1897 at the Opéra-Comique in Paris, where she made her debut in the premiere of the opera ‘’Kermaria’’of Camille Erlanger. In 1898 she sang at the Opéra-Comique the part of Mimi in the French première of G. Puccini’s ‘’La Bohème’’. She was married with the author Henri Cain, who wrote several opera librettos for J. Massenet.

Chronology of some appearances

Opera Premieres

1897 Paris Opéra-Comique  Kermaria Camille Erlanger
1898 Paris Opéra-Comique  Boheme Giacomo Puccini
1899 Paris Opéra-Comique  Cendrillon  Jules Massenet
1900 Paris Opéra-Comique  Le Juif polonais Camille Erlanger
1901 Paris Opéra-Comique  L'Ouragan A. Bruneau
1912 Monte Carlo Opera Roma Jules Massenet
1914 Paris Opéra-Comique  Le marchand d'allumettes Richepet


G&T, Paris 1906
Bohème (Puccini): Les adieux de Mimi 33614 5781o
Louise (Charpentier): Depuis le jour 33615 5782o

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