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Berthe César (Soprano)
She studied singing under Frédéric Boyer in France. In the 1900-1905 seasons she appeared inGhent. In Antwerp she sang in the premieres of the operas ‘’Messaline’’ by I. de Lara and F. Cilèa’s ‘’Adriana Lecouvreur’’. Then she made guest appearances in Bordeaux and Lyon. In 1908 she made her debut at the Paris Opéra-Comique and appeared there as Manon, Lakmé, Rosina, and Violetta. At the Opéra de Marseille she sang till 1918. As a guest, she sang frequently in many French houses and also was on the Monte Carlo roster in 1916 as C. Gounod’s Mireille.
Chronology of some appearances
1900-1905 Ghent Opera
1906? Antwerp Opera
1908 Paris Opéra-Comique
RECORDINGS FOR SALE
Manon (Massenet): Toi! Vous! with Leon Campagnola 034120 Y28
Manon (Massenet): N'est-ce plus ma main with Leon Campagnola 034111 Y28
Gramophone, Paris 1911-11-03 Manon (Massenet): J'écris à mon père with Leon Campagnola 34290 U22
Faust (Gounod): Divine pureté with Leon Campagnola and Paul Payan 034153 Y12
Roméo et Juliette (Gounod): Console-toi, pauvre âme with Leon Campagnola 034156 Y34
Roméo et Juliette (Gounod): Où suis-je with Leon Campagnola 034155 Y34