B1541. ([LOUISE-ROSALIE LEFEBVRE] DUGAZON) HUGUES et ALFRED LeROUX. La Dugazon. Paris, Librarie Felix Alcan, 1926. 139pp. Illus. Excellent, albeit shopworn covers. (French text) Softbound.
“Louise-Rosalie Lefebvre (18 June 1755 – 22 September 1821), also known as Madame Dugazon, was a French operatic mezzo-soprano, actress and dancer. She made her stage début at the age of twelve as a dancer, but it was as an actress ‘with songs’ that she made her début at the Comédie Italienne in 1774 in Grétry's SYLVAIN. She became a star of the Comédie Italienne (which became the Opéra-Comique), where she created over 60 rôles. She was married to the actor Jean-Henry Gourgaud, who went by the stage name Dugazon. The couple soon divorced, but continued to perform at the Comédie Italienne for more than twenty years.”
- Zillah D. Akron