June 8, 1878|
|Died||May 21, 1947
Lucy Arbell (née Georgette Gall, Georgette Wallace) (Le Vésinet, 8 June 1878 – Bougival, 21 May 1947), was a French mezzo-soprano whose operatic career was mainly centred in Paris and who was particularly associated with the composer Jules Massenet.
Life and career
The father of Georgette was Edmond Richard Wallace (1840-1887), son of Sir Richard Wallace.
She had a close relationship with the late operas of Massenet, creating roles in Ariane (Perséphone), Thérèse (title role), Bacchus (Queen Amahelli), Don Quichotte (Dulcinée) in Monte-Carlo and Paris, Roma (Postumia), and Panurge (Colombe).
As a singer she is described as having a strong, vibrant 'mezzo-contralto' and a vivacious personality.
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