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date: 19 November 2019

Eremans [Erremans, Heremance], Mllelocked

  • Philip Weller

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(fl 1721–43). French soprano. She made her début in the 1721 revival of Destouches’ Issé as First Hesperides in the prologue and was immediately praised for her light, beautiful and flexible voice. In the 1721 revival of Lully’s Phaëton she sang Astraea in the prologue to the Saturn of the young Chassé. She sang the title role in three performances of Armide (1724), for which she was praised by Mlle Le Rochois, but did not generally take such dramatic roles: her Phaedra in the 1742 revival of Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie was an exception. She created Venus in both Francoeur and Rebel’s Pirame et Thisbé (1726) and Rameau’s Dardanus (1739), and Hébé in Rameau’s Les Indes Galantes (1735). She also sang in the opéra-ballet Les fêtes nouvelles at the Paris Opéra in 1734. A frequent understudy and replacement for Marie Antier, she retired in ...

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