Role portrait of the French contralto from Alfred Bruneau's opera L'Ouragan. Photogravure by Reutlinger. Marie DELNA.

Role portrait of the French contralto from Alfred Bruneau's opera L'Ouragan. Photogravure by Reutlinger

[Paris]: [1901]. Image 236 x 130 mm, sheet 349 x 264 mm. Aquatint[?] photogravure on wove paper. Full length. Titling "M.elle Delna 1er Acte de l'Ouragan" below image. Studio of Reutlinger. Printed in L'art du théâtre (1901).

Slightly worn and creased; small tear to right blank margin.

"After studying with Rosine Laborde [Delna] made her début at the age of 17 as Dido in Les Troyens at the Opéra. The following year she sang Charlotte in the French première of Werther and in 1894 created the role of Marcelline in Bruneau’s L’attaque du moulin, in which she also appeared in London (1894) and New York (1910). She was also Mistress Quickly in the French première of Falstaff. On her marriage in 1903 she retired, but resumed her career in 1908. An acrimonious season at the Metropolitan was offset by success in Italy, and after her retirement from opera in 1922 she continued to give concerts. Her firm, opulent voice can be heard in a few rare recordings." J.B. Steane in Grove Music Online.

L'Ouragan, an opera in 4 acts to a libretto by Émile Zola, was first performed at the Théâtre Favart by the Opéra Comique on April 29, 1901. Item #24610

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