Halligner, Marie-Julie

BORN 29 Jan 1786, Paris - DIED 23 Jul 1850, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 33)

Marie-Julie Halligner was the daughter of shopkeepers in Paris. Her younger sister Sophie Halligner became an actrress and married the actor Frédérick Lemaître. Marie-Julie studied at the Conservatory in Paris where Charles-Henri Plantade and Pierre-Jean Garat were her teachers. During her studies she met the cellist Frédéric Boulanger and she married him. There son Ernest was an opera composer.

In 1811 she debuted at the Opéra-Comique and she worked there as a soubrette until 1835. In 1821 she was the first Madame Barneck in Daniel Amber's "L'ambassadrice" and in 1836 she created the part of the Marquise of Birkenfeld in Donizetti's "La fille du régiment". After 1835 her voice detoriated but she continued performing until 1845.

• Son: Boulanger, Ernest


The grave of Lili and Nadia Boulanger at the Montmartre Cemetery, Paris.
Picture by Androom (08 Mar 1995)


• Schöne, Günter, Bühnenstars, Florian Noetzel, Wilhelmshaven, 1998
Marie-Julie Halligner - Wikipedia

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Published: 08 Jul 2018
Last update: 25 Apr 2022