Updated December 26, 2006
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(From HistoricOpera.Com: Belgian mezzo-soprano Marguerite Sylva was born in Brussels on 10 Jul 1875. She studied in Paris but made her debut in London in Carmen. She went to the Opéra -Comique in 1906 where she repeated her Carmen performances, as well as adding Santuzza (Cavarlleria Rusticana), Catherine (le Chemineau), Rose-Marie (Le Point d'Argentan) and Taven (Mireille) and Mignon to her repertoire. In 1909 she traveled to New York and Chicago where she became a popular operetta celebrity. She appeared at the Paris Opéra in 1917 as Léonore in La Favorite. She died in Glendale, California on 21 Feb 1957."
Her daughter Daphne Sylva was also a singer.
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