Sasse [Sax, Saxe, Sass], Marie (Constance )
- Ronald Crichton
- and Elizabeth Forbes
(b Oudenaarde, Jan 26, 1834; d Paris, Nov 8, 1907). Belgian soprano . She studied in Ghent, Paris and Milan and made her début at Venice as Gilda in 1852. At the outset of her career she changed her name to Sax, then to Saxe when the instrument maker Adolphe sued her; when he sued again, she reverted to Sasse and was later known as Sass. While working in Paris as a café-concert singer she came to the notice of Carvalho, director of the Théâtre Lyrique, where she appeared as Countess Almaviva in ...