Miolan-Carvalho, Marie (1827–1895)

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Miolan-Carvalho, Marie (1827–1895)

French soprano. Name variations: Marie Carvalho; Marie Carvalho-Miolan. Born Marie Caroline Felix-Miolan in Marseilles, France, on December 31, 1827; died at Chateau-Puys, near Dieppe, France, on July 10, 1895; studied with her father F. Félix-Miolan, then in Paris with Duprez; married Leon Carvalho (an impresario), in 1853.

Noted French singer Marie Miolan-Carvalho made her debut as Isabella in Robert le Diable in Brest in 1849. She appeared with the Paris Opera from 1849 to 1855 and from 1868 to 1885 and created the roles of Marguerite, Baucis, Juliette, and Mireille for Gounod. In 1860, she went to London where she also sang with great success. One of the most celebrated singers of her time, Miolan-Carvalho retired in 1885.

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