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French tenor Lucien Muratore (1878-1954) had designs on being an actor. However, on the advice of Emma Calvé, his talents were redirected toward opera. In 1902 he made his operatic debut opposite Calvé in the world premiere of Reynaldo Hahn's La Carmélite at the Opéra-Comique. His career quickly grew, and soon he mastered most of the principal tenor roles. Ultimately, however, his acting would be more frequently commended than his somewhat inconsistent voice. One friend noted, after hearing a recording of his voice, "He sounds like a Munchkin." Muratore was married for a time to the Italian soprano, Lina Cavalieri, as well as another prima donna, Marguerite Beriza. Seen with Jean-François Delmas in the second image. Australian coloratura soprano Lalla Miranda (1874-1944) as Marguerite in Faust. She sang principally in France, Belgium, and Great Britain. She appeared at the Manhattan Opera where she opened the 1910 season as Lucia, a role for which she was noted, along with Gilda (Rigoletto), Olympia (Les Contes d'Hoffmann), and Lakmé. Photo by Henri Manuel, circa 1900.
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