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|Born||Frédérique Thérèse Augusta Betti
26 February 1924
|Died||11 November 1979 (aged 55)
|Education||Conservatory of Nice|
|Occupation||Mezzo-soprano opera singer, Singing teacher|
She studied music and especially singing at the Conservatory of Nice, where she obtained a Premier Prix de Chant in 1943. She made her debut at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo in 1947 as Siébel in Faust by Charles Gounod. She appeared frequently with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France of the RTF in the early 1950s, before entering the troupe of the Opéra-Comique in the 1960s. She sang the title role in particular of Carmen by Georges Bizet.
She later sang in such European opera houses as the Paris Opera, the Opéra de Monte-Carlo and La Scala of Milan. She participated in several opera festivals including Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Bayreuth, Nantes, Nice, Nîmes, Rouen, Strasbourg, Toulon and Vaison-la-Romaine. She also participated in the original production of L'Opéra d'Aran by Gilbert Bécaud, in 1962, at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. She worked as a singing teacher at the music school of Monaco in the 1970s.
She married René Clermont (1919–1976) on 29 October 1949 in Levallois-Perret; they had two children.
She died in 1979 at the age of 55. She was buried in the Cimetière du Château in Nice.
She is the great-grand aunt of footballer Alexy Bosetti.
- Central Opera Service bulletin, Volume 23, No. 1. (1981). Obituary: Freda Betti. p. 39
- List of performances, operaclass.com
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