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Lise Landouzy (Soprano) (Le Cateu 1861 - Aix-les-Bains 1943)
Her real name was Elise Besville. In 1889 she debuted at the Opéra-Comique in Paris as Rosina in ‘’Il Barbiere di Siviglia’’. Since then she had in this opera house big success; she sang here in 1894 the part of the Nannetta in the French première of Verdi’s ‘’Falstaff’’ in presence of the composer. On 20. 2. 1901 she sang at the Opéra-Comique the role of the Clorinde in the premiere of the opera ‘’La fille de Tabarin’’ of Gabriel Pierné; already on 30. 5. 1890 she appeared there in the premiere of Messager’s ‘’La Basoche’’. Since 1895 she guested regularly at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels; she also appeared in the operas of Monte Carlo, Nice and in Aix-les-Bains as a guest. She lived after ending of her stage career as a pedagogue in Paris.
Chronology of some appearances
1889 Paris Opéra-Comique Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina) 1894 Paris Opéra-Comique Falstaff (Nannetta)
1901 La fille de Tabarin (Clorinde)
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