Anne Charton-Demeur


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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.


From The Grove Book of Opera Singers in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Opera.

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