Marguerite Carré

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Marguerite Carré c. 1918

Marguerite Carré (née Giraud, also known as Marguerite Giraud-Carré) (16 August 1880 – 26 November 1947) was a French soprano who created numerous roles at the Opéra-Comique in the course of her career.

She was born in Cabourg, the daughter of French baritone and theatre director Auguste Louis Giraud. She made her stage debut in Nantes in 1899 as Mimì in La bohème, the same role in which she made her debut at the Opéra-Comique. She married Albert Carré, the director of the Opéra-Comique, in 1902. The couple divorced in 1924, but remarried in 1929.[1] When Rosa Ponselle decided to add the role of Carmen to her repertoire, she studied with the Carré's for two months in 1935.[2]

She died at the age of 67 in Paris.[3]


  1. ^ Kuhn, Laura (2000). "Carré, Marguerite" Baker's dictionary of opera, p. 124. Schirmer Books. ISBN 0028653491
  2. ^ Phillips-Matz, Mary Jane (1997). Rosa Ponselle: American Diva, p. 265. UPNE. ISBN 1555533175
  3. ^ Le Figaro (30 November 1947) "Marguerite Carré est morte", p. 1

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