Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jun 20, 2015

Clara Clairbert (Soprano) (Brussels, Belgium 1899 - Brussels, Belgium 1970)

She studied in Brussels and made her debut in 1924 at the Théâtre de la Monnaie as Olympia in ‘’Les contes d'Hoffmann’’. She appeared there till 1928 and again in the 1939-1952 seasons.

Chronology of some appearances

1924-1928 Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie Debut Les contes d'Hoffmann (Olympia)
1930 Philadelphia Opera Traviata (Violetta)
1931 Opéra de Monte-Carlo Manon (Manon)
1933 Opéra de Monte-Carlo Pêcheurs de perles (Leila)
1933 Paris Grand Opéra Rigoletto (Gilda)
1939-1952 Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie


Polydor, Berlin? 1928
Mignon (Thomas): Polonaise 66794 1304½bm I
Mireille (Gounod): Valse 66794 1299bm I 
Lakmé (Delibes): Air des clochettes 66791 1306½bm I
Manon (Massenet): Je suis encore toute étourdie  66791 1300bm I

1 comment:

  1. It might be that she inspired Hergé creating the character of Bianca Castafiore in the Tintin comics.