Carvalho-Miolan, Caroline

OPERA SINGER (FRANCE)
BORN 31 Dec 1827, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône - DIED 10 Jul 1895, Puys, Seine-Maritime (near Dieppe)
REAL NAME Félix-Miolan, Marie Caroline
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 65, ligne 01, Y, 3)

Caroline Carvalho-Miolan was the daughter of the oboist François Félix-Miolan. She studied with her father and at with Gilbert Duprez at the Conservatory in Paris. She won first prices at the Conservatory and toured France afterwards, debuting in Brest as Isabelle in "Robert le Diable" in 1849. Back in Paris she debuted at the Grand Opera on 14 December 1849 in "Lucia di Lammermoor". In 1853 she married Léon Carvalho, the impresario who was the director of the Théâtre Lyrique.

She was the prima donna at the Théâtre Lyrique from 1856 to 1867. During that time she performed Mozart and Rossini parts, but also about 30 new parts like Marguerite in Gounod's "Faust". In 1859 she first appeared at the Royal Opera House in London in "Dinorah" by Meyerbeer. She returned several times to London and also appeared in Berlin and in St. Petersburg. In 1885 she retired from the stage worked as a singing teacher in Paris afterwards.

Family
• Husband: Carvalho, Léon (1853-)

Events
19/3/1859Premiere of Gounod's opera "Faust" in Paris. At the Théâtre Lyrique. The libretto was written by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré and it was based on Goethe's "Faust". It was conducted by Adolphe Deloffre. Marie Caroline Miolan-Carvalho was Marguerite, Joseph-Théodore-Désiré Barbot was Faust and Émile Balanqué was Méphistophélès. [Gounod, Charles François]

Images

The grave of Léon Carvalho and Caroline Carvalho-Miolan at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (02 Nov 2019)

 

The grave of Léon Carvalho and Caroline Carvalho-Miolan at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (02 Nov 2019)

 

Sources
• Baedeker, Karl, Baedekers Paris, Nebst einigen Routen durch das Nördliche Frankreich, Verlag von Karl Baedeker, Leipzig, 1909
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
Marie Caroline Miolan-Carvalho - Wikipedia


Cary, Alice

Published: 4 Oct 2020
Last update: 4 Oct 2020