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Louise-Rosalie Dugazon

(1755—1821)


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(b Berlin, 18 June 1755; d Paris, 22 Sept 1821). French soprano. Her father, François Jacques Lefèbvre, was a dancer at the Paris Opéra, and she began her own career as a dancer. André Grétry advised her to become a singer and oversaw her studies with the soprano Marie Favart. Grétry wrote an ariette for her in Lucile, which was performed at the Comédie-Italienne in 1769, and she made her official début there in 1774 as Pauline in his opera Silvain. After a brief marriage in 1776 to actor and writer Jean-Baptiste-Henri Gourgaud, known as Dugazon, she sang under that name for the rest of her career. For political reasons she did not sing on the stage in 1792–4.

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From The Grove Book of Opera Singers in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Opera.


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