PORTRAIT OF BEAUTIFUL METROPOLITAN OPERA PERFORMER: ISABELLE L’HUILLIER

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The beautiful woman in this cabinet card portrait is opera singer Isabelle L’Huillier. She made her debut during the 1908/1909 season with the Metropolitan Opera Company as Musetta in “La Boheme”. She concluded the season with a role in “The Bartered Bride”. Miss L’Huillier is beautifully dressed in this photograph. She is wearing a fur and a pretty hat. The photographer of this cabinet card photograph is celebrity photographer Aime Dupont. To learn more about Mr Dupont and to view more of his images, click on the category “Photographer: Dupont”.

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  1. Always enjoy seeing images of opera singers from this era, and this is a new name to me. Apparently, just before Mademoiselle L’Huillier made her Metropolitan Opera debut, she made her U.S. debut in a production of “Faust” at the Opera House of the Brooklyn Academy of Music. She sang the role of “Siebel” in a production that boasted Enrico Caruso in the title role and Geraldine Farrar as “Marguerite.” Not too shabby! (Source for this info is: Brooklyn Life, 14 Nov 1908, p.13; “The Week in Society.”)

  2. Yes, it is such a pleasure to see these important musicians from another era. I cannot imagine her achieving the celebrity status of a Lady Gaga or Beyonce today, but in that time, not-so-long ago, musicianship, talent and graceful feminine beauty were prized and honored.


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