Role portrait as Angèle in Auber's Le domino noir. Lithograph by Alexandre Lacauchie. Laure CINTI-DAMOREAU.

Role portrait as Angèle in Auber's Le domino noir. Lithograph by Alexandre Lacauchie.

Paris: Rigo Frères; Marchant, [1841].

Image size 230 x 130 mm, sheet size 297 x 206 mm. On chine appliqué. With "Lith de Rigo Frères Pass Saulnier 19" at lower left, "Alex.dre Lacauchie" at lower right, and "Mme. Damoreau Cinti" below image.

Cinti-Damoreau is depicted full-length, standing, holding castanets.

Published in the Galerie des Artistes Dramatiques.

From the collection of the distinguished American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne (b. 1934).

Slightly worn and browned; hinged at verso.

Béraldi VIII, p. 288, no. 1. Hall I, p. 329, no. 15. Similar to Arrigoni & Bertarelli 1165.

Cinti-Damoreau began her career at the Théâtre Italien before joining the Paris Opéra in 1825, creating the roles of Pamyre in Rossini's Le siège de Corinthe (1826), Countess Adèle in Le comte Ory (1827), Mathilde in Guillaume Tell (1829), and Isabelle in Meyerbeer's Robert le diable (1831). Upon joining the Opéra-Comique in 1836 she starred in the premieres of a number of operas by Auber including Le domino noir (1837).

"Her voice, outstanding for its purity of tone and intonation, was likened to a perfect piano, and her ornamentation was stylish and varied." Philip E.J. Robinson in Grove Music Online

"Horne had a voice of extraordinary range, rich and tangy in timbre, with a stentorian chest register and an exciting top... In concert she once achieved the feat of singing in a single programme Rossini arias and Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene, proof of her exceptional versatility. Throughout her lengthy career she was an admired recitalist, singing lieder, mélodies, Spanish and American songs with equal aplomb." Alan Blyth in Grove Music Online.

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Price: $150.00  other currencies

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