Viardot, Marianne

SINGER, PAINTER (FRANCE)
BORN 1854, Paris - DIED 1919, Auchoux
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 32)

Marianne Viardot was the daughter of singer Pauline Viardot-Garcia and her husband Louis Viardot. She had a fine voice and her mother's friend Turgenev hoped that she would take up a singing career. Clara Schumann was impressed by her voice as well.

Allthough she didn't pursue a career in music, in 1875 she performed work by Fauré with her sister Claudi. Gabriel Fauré fell in love with her and in July 1877 they were engaged. But in November she broke off the engagement. She sang in a performance of Berlioz' "Symphonie Fantastique". In 1881 she married the composer Alphone Duvernoy.

Family
• Mother: Viardot-Garcia, Pauline
• Father: Viardot, Louis
• Daughter: Duvernoy, Suzanne
• Husband: Duvernoy, Alphonse

Related persons
• was engaged to Fauré, Gabriel Urbain

Images

The grave of Alphonse Duvernoy, Marianne Viardot and Suzanne Duvernoy at the Montmartre Cimetière, Paris.
Picture by Androom (05 Nov 2017)

 

The grave of Alphonse Duvernoy, Marianne Viardot and Suzanne Duvernoy at the Montmartre Cimetière, Paris.
Picture by Androom (05 Nov 2017)

 


Viardot-Garcia, Pauline

Published: 11 Mar 2018
Last update: 5 Oct 2019