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date: 21 November 2019

Dun familylocked

  • James R. Anthony

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French family of singers

(d Paris, 1735). His career as a bass at the Opéra, spanning 36 years, began in 1684 when he created the roles of Arcalaus and Florestan in Lully’s Amadis. He appeared in more than 37 operas, often playing more than one character in the same work: in Campra’s opéra-ballet Les fe ̧tes vénitiennes, for example, he created roles in three entrées. He often reappeared in revivals over several years: he created the roles of Jupiter and the Oracle in Collasse’s Thétis et Pélée in 1689, repeating them in 1699, and in the revivals of 1708 and 1712 he sang as a triton. He retired from the Opéra in 1720 after creating the role of Fabio in 1718 in the entrée ‘La vieillesse’from Campra’s opéra-ballet Les âges.

(b Paris; d Paris, 1713). Daughter of (1) Jean Dun. She made her début in the ...

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