Arnould, Madeleine Sophie

Born: Feb 14, 1744 AD
Died: 1802 AD, at 57 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Actresses


1744 - Born on February 14th in Paris. Famous actress and singer, and the original Iphigenie in Gluck's opera of "Iphigenie en Aulide".

         - The Princess of Modena, having heard the child sing in the church of Val de Grace, was so charmed that she recommended her to the royal intendant of music.

         - Sophie became a member of the Chapelle Royale, and was taught comedy by Mlle.

1757-1778 - She made her debut on December 15th, and remained on the stage, the most admired artist of the Paris Opera.

         - Her fame as an artist rests very largely on her connection with the operas of Gluck. She appeared with great success in the "Orphee" and "Alceste" as well as "Iphigenie".
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