Emma Calvé

Calvé, Emma (kälvāˈ) [key], 1858–1942, French operatic soprano; pupil of Mme Marchesi. She sang in the principal opera houses of Europe and between 1893 and 1904 sang often at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City, where her portrayal of Carmen was especially acclaimed.

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