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Anne Charton-Demeur

(1824—1892)


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(b Saujon, Charente Maritime, 5 March 1824; d Paris, 30 Nov 1892). French dramatic mezzo-soprano. She studied with Bizot at Bordeaux and made her operatic début there in 1842 playing the title role in Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor; as Mlle Charton she subsequently toured in Toulouse and Brussels. On 18 July 1846 she made a successful London début at Drury Lane, singing Madeleine in Adolphe Adam's Le postillon de Longjumeau; she later sang Angèle in Daniel Auber's Le domino noir. At Drury Lane she met the Belgian flautist Jules-Antoine Demeur (b Hodimont-lez-Verviers, 23 Sept 1814), whom she married on 4 September 1847. Demeur gave up this position of first flute at the Théâtre de la Monnaie to travel with his wife on her engagements.

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From The Grove Book of Opera Singers in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Opera.


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