Carre, Marguerite - two-faced signed Carte de Visite note
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Carre, Marguerite - two-faced signed Carte de Visite note
E00750. Carré, Marguerite - two-faced signed note on Carte de Visite and envelope, 3.52.25

“Marguerite Giraud- Carré’s father was a manager of the Théâtre Graslin in Nantes. Here she made her début in 1899 as Mimi in LA BOHÈME. She studied singing at the Conservatoire de Bordeaux, then at the Conservatoire de Paris. Her real début was in 1902 at the Paris Opéra-Comique, again as Mimi. She married the manager of the Opéra-Comique, Albert Carré in 1902. She appeared at the Opéra-Comique in a number of opera premieres. In 1906 she sang at the Opéra-Comique the title role in the French première of MADAMA BUTTERFLY. In 1908 she performed in an unforgettable French première of Rimsky-Korsakov’s SNEGOROUTCHKA, in 1909 in an important performance of Mozart’s ZAUBERFLÖTE as Pamina. On 7. 2. 1912 she sang at the Opéra-Comique in the premiere of Sylvio Lazzari’s LA LÉPREUSE, on 20. 3. 1913 in Xavier Leroux’s LE CARILLONNEUR, on 4. 6. 1913 in Charpentier’s JULIEN, in 1914 the role of Salud in the première of de of Falla’s LA VIDA BREVE. In 1909 she appeared at the Opera House of Monte Carlo (where she made guest appearances in the 1905-1907 seasons and in 1906 and 1910 took place guest appearances at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels. In 1911 she created for Buenos Aires the role of Mélisande. Later she worked as a singing teacher in Paris. Soprano Janine Micheau among others were among her pupils.”

- Ashot Arakelyan