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    					  Robert Blass 
				     Table of Contents     					  Carrie Bridewell

The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

- Artists
- The Artists -- with an index to their Mapleson recordings
- Lucienne Bréval

Lucienne Bréval


(1869-1935), French soprano born in Männedorf, Switzerland, became one of the leading French dramatic sopranos after her Paris Opera debut in 1892 as Sélika in L'Africaine. Her Met debut, January 16, 1901, was as Chimène in Le Cid. Other roles during her two Met seasons were Selika, Valentine in Huguenots, the Walküre Brünnhilde, and the title role in Reyer's Salammbo. In 1901-02, she was one of the highest-paid artists on the roster, receiving $11,520 for ten sung performances and two guaranteed but not sung. In France, Breval created title roles in Massenet's Grisélidis and Ariane, Février's Monna Vanna, and Fauré's Pénélope, as well as Ernest Bloch's Lady Macbeth. She made no commercial recordings.

AFRICAINE (Sélika): Side 3/Band 3

LE CID (Chimène): Side 3/Bands 5-8

    					  Robert Blass 
				     Table of Contents     					  Carrie Bridewell