Galli-Mariè, Cèlestine (1840–1905)

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Galli-Mariè, Cèlestine (1840–1905)

French mezzo-soprano. Name variations: Celestine Laurence Galli-Marie. Born Cèlestine Mariè d'Isle, Nov 1840, in Paris, France; died Sept 22, 1905, in Vence, France; studied with her father, Felix Mècéne Mariè d'Isle, in Strasbourg.

Debuted in Strasbourg (1859); appeared in Lisbon (1861) and Rouen (1862); performed at Paris Opèra-Comique (1862–1902), creating several operatic roles including title role in Ambroise Thomas' Mignon, Taven and Andrelou in Mireille and Dorothèe in Cendrillon; was most famous, however, for creation of Bizet's Carmen, performing this opera over 100 times (1875–83).

See also Women in World History.

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