M.elle. Falcon.Galerie de la Presse, de la littérature & des Beaux-Arts.
Chez Aubert gal Véro-Dodat. [n.d., c.1840.]
Lithograph. Sheet size: 270 x 205mm (10½ x 8¼").
Cornélie Falcon (1814 - 1897) was a French soprano who sang at the Opéra in Paris. Her greatest success was creating the role of Valentine in Meyerbeer's Les Huguenots. She and the tenor Adolphe Nourrit are credited with being primarily responsible for raising artistic standards at the Opéra, and the roles in which she excelled came to be known as 'falcon soprano' parts. From a series of portraits published in 1838-43 by Aubert & co.
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