Clairbert, Clara

BORN 21 Feb 1899, Brussel: Saint-Gilles - DIED 16 Aug 1970, Brussel
BIRTH NAME Impens, Clara Pierre
GRAVE LOCATION Bruxelles, Bruxelles-Capitale: Cimetière de Bruxelles, Avenue du Cimetière de Bruxelles 159, Evere (Pelouse 06, Terrain 31, Fosse 1)

Clara Impens studied music in Anderlecht, Brussels from the age of seven. During the First World War the family moved to Le Havre where her father had followed the Belgian government in exile. She was trained as a singer in Paris. She first appeared at La Monnaie in Brussels under the name of Clara Clairbert in Offenbach's "Les contes d'Hoffmann".

Soon she became the prima donna of the opera in Brussels. She performed the part of Violetta in Verdi's "La Traviata" over 200 times. Often she appeared with the tenor André d'Arkor. In 1931 she performed in Monte Carlo and in 1933 at the Opera Garnier in Paris. She alto toured in the USA. She retired from the stage in 1953 but continued working as a private music teacher. She died in Brussels in 1970.


The grave of Clara Clairbert at the Cimetière de Bruxelles, Evere.
Picture by Androom (27 May 2022)


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Published: 30 Sep 2023
Last update: 21 May 2024