Carvalho, Caroline (née Caroline-Marie Félix-Miolan)

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Carvalho, Caroline (née Caroline-Marie Félix-Miolan)

French soprano; b. Puys, Seine-Inférieure, Dec. 31, 1827; d. near Dieppe, July 10, 1895. She entered the Paris Cons, at 12; studied under Duprez. She made her operatic debut on Dec. 14, 1849, in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Opéra-Comique, where she was engaged from 1849 to 1855; from 1856 to 1867 she sang at the Théâtre-Lyrique, where she created the soprano parts in Gounod’s Faust, Roméo et Juliette, and Mireille, and in Clapisson’s La Fanchonette. From 1868 to 1885 she sang at the Paris Opéra and at the Opéra-Comique; also appeared in London, Berlin, Brussels, St. Petersburg, etc. She retired in 1885. In 1853 she married Léon Carvalho.

Bibliography

E. Accoyer-Spoll, Mme. C.(Paris, 1885).

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