Half-length portrait engraving by A. Laluze of the noted French soprano, ca. 1870

Signed by the artist in the plate. On laid paper. 127 x 85 mm. + wide margins.

Slightly worn and creased.

Carvalho, wife of the impresario Léon Carvalho, had an extensive operatic career in Paris and toured in Germany, Russia and England. She made her début in a benefit performance for Gilbert Duprez at the Paris Opéra on December 14, 1849, "singing in the first act of Lucia di Lammermoor and the trio from the second act of La Juive. She was immediately engaged for the Opéra-Comique. In 1853 she married Léon Carvalho. From 1856 until 1867 she sang at the Théâtre-Lyrique, creating four roles by Gounod: Marguerite (1859), Baucis in Philémon et Baucis (1860), Mireille (1864) and Juliet (1867). Her other roles there included Zerlina, Cherubino and Pamina." Harold Rosenthal in Grove Music Online. Item #24801

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