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date: 13 November 2019

Cinti-Damoreau [née Montalant], Laure (Cinthie)locked

  • Philip E.J. Robinson

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(Cinthie )

(b Paris, 6 Feb 1801; d Paris, 25 Feb 1863). French soprano. She studied the piano at the Paris Conservatoire and singing with Plantade. angelica Catalani devised her stage name of Cinti by italianizing her middle name, and she made her operatic début at the Théâtre Italien in Una cosa rara (8 January 1816). After the collapse of Catalani’s management in 1818, Cinti was re-engaged the following year when a new company was formed at the Théâtre Louvois. There her roles included Cherubino and Rosina, and in 1822 Ebers engaged her for a season at the King’s Theatre, London. Her mastery of florid singing, acquired by emulating her colleagues at the Théâtre Italien, led in 1825 to her engagement at the Paris Opéra where she remained until 1835, apart from an interruption in the summer of 1827, when she left to sing in Brussels and married the tenor V.C. Damoreau (...

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Journal of the American Musicological Society