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French soprano Marguerite Ugalde (1862-?), nee Marie Varcollier. She was a popular figure in both opera and operetta, concentrating the early part of her successful career in France. She was seen at the Salle Favart as Marie in La Fille du Régiment (1880). She created the role of Nicklausse in Les Contes d'Hoffmann at the Opéra-Comique in 1881, as well as roles in Bois, and Les Cent Jours. After leaving the Opéra- Comique she sang operetta both in France and in foreign provinces. Ugalde's popularity was evident by the advertisement for Ugalde perfume and toiletries found on the back of this postcard. Ugalde is seen here in an operetta role. Postmarked in 1904. Mara Ulrich as Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel. Tenor Peter Unkel as Lohengrin. Circa 1916. Dutch Heldentenor Jacques Urlus (Hergenrath: 9 Jan 1867-1935). Urlus was singing in church choirs and music halls before his wife encouraged him to seriously study singing. He made his stage debut (1894) in Amsterdam as Beppe in Pagliacci. He spent the majority of his career in Leipzig (1900-17), but he did appear at the Metropolitan Opera (1913-17), Covent Garden, Vienna, Brussels, Paris, Stockholm, Boston, Berlin, and Bayreuth.