|OPERA SINGER (FRANCE)|
BORN 4 Feb 1837, Paris - DIED 17 Nov 1897, Paris: rue de Courcelles 97, 17e|
BIRTH NAME Faivre, Louise Marie Amélie
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 68, ligne 03 face à div. 67, numéro 25)
Amélie Faivre was the daughter of the trombonist François-Théodore Faivre (1799-1861) and Julie-Coralie Bolot (1814-1883). She studied at the Conservatory in Paris. In 1857 she was awarded the third prize in singing and the second prize in comic opera. She was engaged at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris, where she debuted in 1857 in Von Weber's "Euryanthe". In 1859 she was Siébel in the premiere of "Faust" by Charles Gounod. She also appeared in the premiere of "Le moulin du roi" by Adrien Boieldieu and in 1860 in Charles Gounod's "La colombe".
She also worked at La Monnaie in Brussels. There she was the first Fatima in Von Weber's "Oberon". She married Charles Réty and their daughter Madeleine was a singer known as Bernerette Gandrey. Amélie's sister Marie Faivre was a singer as well. Amélie died in 1897 in Paris.
Husband: Réty, Charles (1864-1895, Paris)
|19/3/1859||Premiere 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. Siébel was performed by Amélie Faivre. [Carvalho-Miolan, Caroline][Gounod, Charles]|