Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Sep 19, 2014

Odette Carlyle (Soprano) (Bordeaux 1880 - ?)

In the 1907-08 season she had her first success at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels as Venus in ‘’Tannhäuser’’ of R. Wagner and as Elena in ‘’'Mefistofele’’ of Boito. In 1908 she made her debut at the Grand Opéra in Paris again as Venus in ‘’Tannhäuser’’ and remained till 1910 a member of this opera house. Here she sang among other things in 1909 in the premiere of the opera ‘’La Forêt’’ of Savart. In the 1910-20 seasons she appeared at the opera houses of Lyon and Bordeaux and guested in other leading opera theatres in the French province. She was was known as an interpreter of roles like the Venus, Santuzza in ‘’Cavalleria Rusticana’’, Valentine in ‘’Les Huguénots’’ and Selika in ‘’L'Africaine’’ of Meyerbeer. 

Chronology of some appearances

1907-1908 Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie
1908-1910 Paris Grand Opéra
1910-1920 Lyon and Bordeaux


Gramophone, Paris 1910-06-15
Sigurd (Reyer): Salut, splendeur du jour 33764 15866u

Gramophone, Paris 1910-07-25
Sigurd (Reyer): O mon sauveur silencieux 33791  15915u

Gramophone, Paris 1911-10-07
Salammbô (Reyer): Air des colombes 33849 16883u

Gramophone, Paris 1911-12-01
Vivandière (Godard): Viens avec nous, petit 33857 16971u

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