Lot 51: [OPERA] Meyriane Heglon

East Coast Books

March 15, 2018
Wells, ME, US

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Description: [OPERA] Meyriane H_glon (Mezzo-Soprano) (Brussels 1867 _ Brussels 1942) She had successful career at Grand Op_ra in Paris (debuted in 1890 as Maddalena in _Rigoletto). In 1894 she sang there in the French premire of Verdis _Otello performing as Emilia and in 1894 in the premiere of the opera _ Djelma of Charles Lefebvre. In 1895 she created at Grand Op_ra the demanding title role in the premiere of the posthumous opera _Fr_d_gonde of Ernest Guiraud. The other premieres in which she appeared in this opera house were _La Montagne Noire of Augusta Holms (8. 2. 1895), _La Cloche du Rhin of A. Bruneau (8. 6. 1898), _Les Barbares of Saint-Sa_ns (23. 10. 1901), _Astarte of Xavier Leroux (19. 2. 1901), _Le Fils de l'_toile of Camille Erlanger (17. 4. 1904) and _Miarka of A. Georges (7. 12. 1905). On 21. 3. 1899 she performed in the premiere of the opera _ Messaline of Isidore de Lara at the Opera House of Monte Carlo opposite Francesco Tamagno. On 18. 2. 1904 she sang in Monte Carlo in the premiere of the opera _H_lne which Saint-Sa_ns dedicated to Nellie Melba, who created the leading role; on 19. 3. 1907 she appeared in the premiere of _Th_odora of Xavier Leroux at Monte Carlo. In 1902 she created at Grand Op_ra for Paris the role of Erda in R. Wagners _Siegfried. In 1898 she made guest appearance at Covent Garden in London in the premire there of the opera _Henri VIII of Saint Sa_ns; in 1899, still in the year of the premiere, she sang in London in the premire of _Messaline of I. de Lara. In 1903 she guested in Zurich as Dalila in _Samson et Dalila of Saint-Sa_ns. She married the famous composer Xavier Leroux (1863-1919) in whose operas she appeared often. Later she was active in Paris as pedagogue and soprano Ninon Vallin belonged to her pupils. In 1904 she made only four records for G&T. ALS, not dated [1894 postmarked envelope] written on both sides of a 4-5/8 x 3-1/2 in. plus an original vintage postcard photo. All very good condition. Very scarce!..
Condition Report: VG
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