Bathori, Jane

OPERA SINGER (FRANCE)
BORN 14 Jun 1877, Paris - DIED 25 Jun 1970, Paris
REAL NAME Berthier, Jeanne-Marie
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 87 (columbarium, case 06954))

Mezzo-soprano Jane Bathori initially studied to be a concert pianist, but she turned to singing instead. She debuted in 1898 at the Théâtre de la Bodinière in a concert in celebration of Paul Verlaine. She studied under Pierre-Émile Engel and in 1908 she married him. She was well known for her interpretation of "Shéhérazade" by Maurice Ravel. In 1917 she took over the directorship of the Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier.

In 1920 she supported the new music of that time and she often interpreted works by Les Six and others. In 1927 Engel died. In the 1930s she appeared yearly at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. She recieved the Legion of Honour in 1935. When France was occupied by the Germans she settled in Argentina. After the war she returned to France and worked as a singing teacher.

Images

The grave of Jane Bathori at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (02 Nov 2018)

 

Sources
Jane Bathori - Wikipedia


Bathurst, Rosa

Published: 25 Apr 2020
Last update: 25 Apr 2020