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Jeanne Anaïs Castellan Suggest updates

Jeanne Anaïs Chastel; Anaïde Castellan; Madame Castellan

Born Beaujeu, Rhône, 26 October 1819.

Died tbc (after 1858).

French soprano.

Jeanne Castellan trained at the Paris Conservatoire, graduating in 1836. One of the major roles she created, in 1849 at the Paris Opéra, was Berthe in Meyerbeer's Le Prophète.

Her debut in 1837, as Amina, was at Varese and she then spent several seasons singing in Italy and Austria.  She toured to the USA in 1843-4 (New Orleans, Boston and New York), and to St Petersburg 1844-6. Her British debut came in 1844 at a Philharmonic Concert in London. She sang with Lunley's company at Her Majesty's from 1845-7, transferring to Covent Garden 1848-53.

Roles in Scotland

Lucia Lucy Ashton, Henry's Sister
Lucia di Lammermoor 1846
Elvira daughter of Lord Walton
Puritani 1846
Amina an orphan, raised by Teresa
Sonnambula 1846
Antonina wife of Belisario
Belisario 1846
Norma High Priestess of the druid temple
Norma 1846

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