Deschamps-Jehin, (Marie-)Blanche, out-standing French contralto; b. Lyons, Sept. 18, 1857; d. Paris, June 1923. She studied at the Cons, in Lyons and later at the Paris Cons., making her debut in Brussels in Girofle-Girofla in 1874. She then sang at the Theatre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels (1879–85), during which tenure she created the role of Herodiade in Massenet’s opéra (1881); then sang in Paris at the opéra-Comique (1885–91) and the opéra (1891–1902), and at Co vent Garden in London (1891). In later years she appeared at the Monte Carlo opéra and then mainly in concerts. She was married to Leon Jehin .
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