Scio, Julie-Angélique

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Scio, Julie-Angélique

Scio, Julie-Angélique, French soprano; b. Lille, 1768; d. Paris, July 14, 1807. She launched her career in 1786 under the name Mlle. Grécy. After appearances in Montpellier, Avignon, and Marseilles, she married the violinist Etienne Scio (1766–1796) and settled with him in Paris. In 1792 she made her first appearance at the Opéra-Comique, and then became a principal member of the Opéra, where she created the title role in Cherubini’s Médée (March 13, 1797) and the role of Constance in his Les Deux journées (March 14, 1800). She also won distinction in operas by Berton, Dalayrac, and Le Sueur.

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