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Caroline Vandenheuvel-Duprez

Caroline Vandenheuvel-Duprez

A carte-de-visite portrait of Caroline Vandenheuvel-Duprez (1832-1875).

Madame Vandenheuvel was born Caroline Duprez in Florence on 10 April 1832. Her father was the famous opera singer Gilbert Duprez, with whom she sometimes appeared. A soprano, she made her Paris début at the Théâtre Italien in La Somnambula in 1850. The following year she helped to produce the world première of her father’s opera Joanita in Brussels. In 1852 she created the role of Angela in Marco Spada. She also appeared in Lyon (1856-1858), Bordeaux, London, St Petersburg, and at the Théâtre-Lyrique in Paris. She died on 17 April 1875 (her father outlived her by twenty-one years.)

She is seen here as the Spanish princess Elvire in 'La Muette de Portici' by Daniel Auber (revised by Eugène Scribe).

Photographed by Disdéri of Paris.


Code: 123085
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