Galli-Marié, Célestine (Laurence née Marié de 1’Isle)

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Galli-Marié, Célestine (Laurence née Marié de 1’Isle)

Galli-Marié, Célestine (Laurence née Marié de 1’Isle), French mezzo-soprano; b. Paris, Nov. 1840; d. Vence, near Nice, Sept. 22, 1905. Her father, an opera singer, was her only teacher. She made her debut at Strasbourg (1859), then sang in Toulouse (1860) and in Lisbon (1861). She sang La Bohème at Rouen (1862) with such success that she was immediately engaged for the Paris Opera- Comique; made her debut there (1862) as Serpina in La Serva padrona. She created the roles of Mignon (1866) and Carmen (1875).

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