Show Summary Details

Page of

Printed from Grove Music Online. Grove is a registered trademark. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

date: 18 January 2020

Schneider, Hortense (Catherine-Jeanne [Caroline-Jeanne])locked

  • Elizabeth Forbes

Extract

(Catherine-Jeanne[Caroline-Jeanne])

(b Bordeaux, April 30, 1833; d Paris, May 6, 1922). French soprano. She made her professional début in 1853 at Agen, as Inès in La favorite, and she first appeared in Paris at the Bouffes-Parisiens on 31 August 1855 in a double bill including Offenbach's Le violoneux. The following year she sang in Tromb-al-ca-zar and La rose de St-Flour by Offenbach, and Les pantins de Violette by Adam. She appeared at the Variétés for two seasons and then from 1858 to 1864 at the Palais-Royal, singing in countless ephemeral comedies, vaudevilles and melodramas. She had decided to leave the stage when Offenbach persuaded her to return to the Variétés for La belle Hélène (1864); her triumphant success as Helen was equalled by her Boulotte in Barbe-bleue (1866) and even surpassed in La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein (1867), which drew enormous crowds, including nearly every crowned head in Europe, throughout the Exhibition year. A visit to London was followed by ...

You do not currently have access to this article

Login

Please login to access the full content.

Subscribe

Please subscribe to access the full content.