Zandt, Marie van

BORN 8 Oct 1858, New York City, New York - DIED 31 Dec 1919, Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 87 (columbarium, case 05890))

Marie van Zandt was the daughter of Jennie van Zandt, who had sung at La Scale in Milan. In Milan she studied under Francesco Lamperto and in 1879 she debuted in Turin as Zerlina in "don Giovanni". In 1879 she also performed at Covent Garden in London. In 1880 she was signed by the Opéra-Comique in Paris, where she debuted as Mignon. Delibes composed his opera Lakmé for her and she sang the title part in 1883 next to Elisa Frandin who was Malika. She wasn't liked by everybody and after her voice failed during a performance she was falsely accused to have appeared drunk on the stage. After this incident she left the Opéra-Comique.

In 1891 she first appeared at the Metropolitan Opera in New York as Amina in Bellini's "La sonnambula". After one season she left and in 1896 she returned to the Opéra-Comique. After she married the Russian Count Mikhail Petrovitch de Tscherinoff in 1898 she retired from the stage. She continued to live in France and she died in Cannes in 1919.


The grave of Marie van Zandt at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (02 Nov 2018)


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Published: 09 May 2021
Last update: 09 May 2021