Bréval, Lucienne

BORN 4 Nov 1869, Männedorf, Zürich - DIED 14 Aug 1935, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine
BIRTH NAME Schilling, Bertha Agnès Lisette
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière des Batignolles, 8 rue Saint-Just (Division 02)

Lucienne Bréval studied piano in Lausanne and Geneva but turned to singing and was a pupil of Voctor Warot at the Conservatory in Paris. She debuted in 1892 at the Palais Garnier in "L'Africaine" by Meyerbeer. She had many leading parts at the Palais Garnier and became an important soprano at the Paris Opéra until the end of her career. In 1898 she sang at Covent Garden and from 1900 to 1902 she performed 26 times at the Metropoliton Opera in New York.

She sang Wagner and was Carmen at the Opéra-Comique. At the Théâtre du Casino in Monte Carlo in 1913. In 1914 she received 90.000 francs for 30 performances. She also appeared at the Opéra-Comique in Paris. In 1919 she retired from the stage and afterwards she taught singing in Paris.

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• was painted by Carrière, Eugène


The grave of Lucienne Breval at the Batignolles cemetery, Paris.
Picture by Androom (23 Aug 2001)


• Beyern, Bertrand, Guide des Cimetières en France, Le Cherche Midi Éditeur, Paris, 1994
Lucienne Bréval - Wikipedia

Breyer, Gyula

Published: 24 May 2009
Last update: 25 Apr 2022