2017 SOPRANO EMMA CALVE First Day Cover


Country: MONACO

Condition: 2017 SOPRANO EMMA CALVE First Day Cover

Item Id #: 15819

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On 21 June 2017 the Monaco Post Office issued a stamp honouring the French soprano Emma Calve De Roquer (1858-1942). Calve made her debut in Brussels (1881) in Faust; in due course she sang in Paris, Italy, London and USA. Her repertory included Pearl Fishers, Hamlet, Cavalleria Rusticana. She retired in 1910. She started as a coloratura soprano but moved on to verismo and Carmen; she boasted to have four voices; in her memoirs she said to have studied with Maurel, Talma and Nourrit


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