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Graziella Dumaine

Graziella Dumaine. Soprano, b Shawinigan, Que, ca 1890, fl ca 1920. She studied singing in Montreal with Salvator Issaurel, then with Béatrice La Palme, obtaining the Prix d'Europe in 1916.

Dumaine, Graziella

Graziella Dumaine. Soprano, b Shawinigan, Que, ca 1890, fl ca 1920. She studied singing in Montreal with Salvator Issaurel, then with Béatrice La Palme, obtaining the Prix d'Europe in 1916. A pupil of Jean de Reszke in Paris, she sang for the wounded in the military hospitals of France during World War I. In 1918 she created the role of Marcia opposite Tito Schipa and Marcel Journet in the premiere of Raoul Gunsbourg's Manole at the Monte Carlo Opéra. Reviewing the premiere in Le Petit Monégasque (Monte Carlo, 19 May 1918), Jules Méry wrote, 'She possesses a voice brimming with the freshness of youth, pure and steady, rich, and with a splendid brilliance in the upper register'. After her marriage Dumaine settled in Paris and gave up her career.

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