Carte de visite photograph by Bingham, Paris of the noted French mezzo-soprano. Célestine GALLI-MARIÉ.

Carte de visite photograph by Bingham, Paris of the noted French mezzo-soprano.

[ca. 1864]. Full-length portrait in the title role of Louis-Aimé Maillart's Lara. Ca. 107 x 64 mm.

Slightly worn, soiled and browned, with manuscript identification to verso.

"[Galli-Marié] first appeared at the Opéra-Comique to considerable acclaim as Serpina in Pergolesi’s La serva padrona (1862) and sang there regularly until 1885, creating the title roles of Mignon (1866) and Carmen (1875), as well as singing in works by Gevaert, Guiraud, Maillart, Massé and Massenet. Though principally associated with the Opéra-Comique, she toured in France and Europe, singing in the Italian première of Carmen at Naples and performing in London with a French company at Her Majesty’s Theatre in 1886, as well as in Spain. With her return to the Opéra-Comique as Carmen in 1883 the work finally achieved the success in Paris it had enjoyed elsewhere in Europe." Harold Rosenthal and Karen Henson in Grove Music Online. Item #24552

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