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Belgian soprano Jane Pacquot (1880-1952) as Djovita in La Fiancée de la Mer. She was married to the leading basso of the Théâtre de la Monnaie, Pierre d'Assy, and often sang under the name Paquot- d'Assy. She was engaged by the Monnaie for the 1900-01 season. She made her debut (1901) as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni. This was quickly followed by a Faust Marguerite which was reviewed in People: "Exceptionally gifted for opera and stage, with the instincts and authority of an accomplished artist, Mme. Paquot seemed destined to become a great lyrical tragedienne. Her voice, having great range and dramatic timbre, became even more beautiful, and by her hard work developed a suppleness that her very successful debut could not fail to make evident." Yugoslavian tenor Tino Pattiera (1890-1966). His first successes were in operetta before taking on the heavier repertory. He was greatly responsible for a resurgence of interest in Verdi's operas throughout Germany. Pattiera was a handsome man with an exceptional voice that was sometimes compared to Caruso's. German soprano Louise Perard-Petzl as Sieglinde in Die Walküre.  
Soprano Lina Pacary as Venus in Tannhäuser. She made her first appearance at the Paris Opéra on 29 May 1909 as Brünnhilde in Siegfried. French soprano Nina Pack (1869-?) studied at the Conservatoire de Paris. She was engaged by the Paris Opéra in 1889 where she was seen as Madeleine (Rigoletto), Valentine (Huguenots), Scazzone (Ascanio), and Hilde (Sigurd). She was Santuzza (Cavalleria Rusticana) and Carmen at the Salle Favart. At the Grand Théâtre in Geneva she was seen as Sieglinde in Die Walküre. She also performed at the Opéra- Comique. This interesting and rare art nouveau postcard shows Italian soprano Angelica Pandolfini (1871-1959) as Tosca. Pandolfini sang principally in Italy and was Darclée's successor in the role of Tosca in both Milan and Rome. In 1892 Pandolfini created the title role in the world premiere of Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur. She developed quite a reputation in the verismo repertory but her voice was beginning to show some strain when she retired at the age of thirty-eight to be married (1909). Circa 1900. Georges Petit made his Paris Opéra debut on 15 Nov 1913 as Raphaël in Les Joyaux de la Madone. Before that he had appeared at the Monnaie. He was part of the Pelleas et Melisande cast (as Pelleas) during the illustrious January 1907 performances starring Mary Garden as Melisande.
Euphrosyne Parepa-Rosa (Edinburgh: 7 May 1836 - London: 21 Jan 1874): Scottish soprano, daughter of soprano Elizabeth Seguin. Debut at the age of 16 in Malta (1855: Amina: La sonnambula). Italy, Spain, Portugal. London debut as Elvira in I puritani. US tours with the Maretzek company. Married Carl Rosa in 1867 and toured USA and Britain with her husband as the principal soprano (Carl Rosa Opera Company). This is a younger image of the soprano.
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