Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Aug 13, 2015

Lily Dupré (Soprano) (Geneva, Switzerland 5. 5. 1881 † Geneva, Switzerland 12. 11. 1958)

She began her stage career in 1908, when she was engaged by the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels. Here she appeared till 1910. The same year she sang there in the premiere of the opera ‘’Eros le Vainqueur’’ of Pierre de Bréville. Afterwards she appeared in different theaters of the French province and in the 1916-1928 seasons she was a member of the Opéra de Lyon. Her repertoire included Gilda in ‘’Rigoletto’’, Violetta in ‘’Traviata’’, Marguerite de Valois in ‘’Huguenots’’, Juliette in ‘’Roméo et Juliette’’, Lakmé and Manon.

Chronology of some appearances

1908-1910 Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie
1916-1928 Opéra de Lyon


Gramophone, Paris 1912-11-20
Huguenots (Meyerbeer): O beau pays (Air de la reine, pt 1) 033158 02581v
Huguenots (Meyerbeer): Que Luther ou Calvin (d:o, pt 2) 033159 02582v

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