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Desmatins, Mlle - soprano

Philip Weller

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, issue Published in print December 1992 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(fl 1682–c1708). French soprano. She made her début in a minor role in Lully’s Persée (1682), and sang the confidante Sidonie to Le Rochois’ Armide in 1686. Desmatins herself sang Armide in 1703. Roles she created include Briseis (Lully and Collasse’s Achille et Polyxène, 1687) and Juno (Collasse’s Enée et Lavinie, 1690). In 1697 she played the first of the Hesperides in the prologue and alternated with Le

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