Greatest Opera Singers

Greatest Opera Singers

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Marguerite Sylva (Mezzo-Soprano) (10. 7. 1875 Bruxelles, † 21. 2. 1957 Glendale / California)

She studied singing in Paris, but made her debut in London in ‘’Carmen’’. She went to the Opéra -Comique in 1906 where she repeated her Carmen performances, as well as adding Santuzza (‘’Cavarlleria Rusticana’’), Catherine (‘’le Chemineau’’), Rose-Marie (‘’Le Point d'Argentan’’) and Taven (‘’Mireille’’) and Mignon to her repertoire. In 1909 she traveled to New York and Chicago, where she became a popular operetta celebrity. She appeared at the Paris Opéra in 1917 as Léonore in ‘’La Favorite’’.

Chronology of some appearances

Carmen 11/13/1909, Nedda 11/20/1909, Carmen 3/19/1910, 1/25/1911, Nedda 1/30/1911, Giulietta 2/4/1911, Carmen 2/13/1911, Giulietta 2/14/1911, Carmen 2/16/1911, Santuzza 2/18/1911, Giulietta 2/20/1911, Carmen 2/21/1911, Nedda 3/4/1911, Giulietta 3/25/1911, Nedda 3/29/1911, Olympia 4/1/1911, Carmen 11/6/1926 (Filadelfia)


Edison 4-min cylinders, USA 1910?
Freischütz (Weber): Grand air d'Agathe B183
Carmen (Bizet): Habanera B189
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Ballatella B194
Carmen (Bizet): Séguedille 40017
Cid (Massenet): Pleurez, mes yeux 40021
Faust (Gounod): Air des bijoux 40024, BA 28188

Edison, USA 1913?
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Voi lo sapete 82039 BA 28183

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