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Rosa-Noémie Emma Calvé (actually Calvet) de Roquer was a flamboyant soprano and mezzo-soprano with a rich, powerful, well-equalized and superbly trained voice. Furthermore, she was a slim, attractive woman and a powerful actress. Her family moved from the village of her birth to northern Spain three months after she was born; she grew up speaking a mixture of French, Spanish, and Basque. Self-dramatizing in her biographies, she said she learned to sing and dance from watching ... Read more

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