Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Aug 4, 2015

Lise Charny (Contralto) (1890 - 1950)

She made her debut in 1910 at the Grand Opéra in Paris as Dalila in ‘’Samson et Dalila’’ by Saint-Saëns. For many years she had a successful career in this opera house, where she appeared as Erda in ‘’Nibelungenring’’, Uta in ‘’Sigurd’’, the Queen in ‘’Hamlet’’, Magdalene in ‘’Meistersingers’’, Emilia in ‘’Otello’’, Amneris in ‘’Aida’’ and the title role in ‘’Hérodiade’’. Since 1919 she also performed at the Opéra-Comique in Paris. Here she had as Carmen, Charlotte in ‘’Werther’’, Taven in ‘’Mireille’’ and as Marceline in ‘’L'Attaque du Moulin’’ a huge success.

Chronology of some appearances

1910 Paris Grand Opéra Samson et Dalila (Dalila)
1913 Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie  
1916 Roma Teatro Costanzi Samson et Dalila (Dalila)
1919 Paris Opéra-Comique
1922 Paris Grand Opéra Les Noces Corinthiennes (-) (Premiere)
1923 Paris Grand Opéra Khovantchina (Marfa) (Premiere)
1924 Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie  


Idéal, Paris 1913?
Samson et Dalila (Saint-Saëns): Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix 6280

Pathé, Paris 1922? 
Werther (Massenet): Air de la lettre 0354 4750
Marie-Magdeleine (Massenet): C'est ici 0354 4751

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