27 – Belgian soprano Claire Friché (1875-1968) as « Salomé », Monnaie, Brussels, 1909. The complex and pervert character of Salomé was not to the liking of the soprano’s well-to-do family and she never sang it a

A favorite in Brussels, she was asked to “never attempt such an outrageous role again”! She later moved to Paris, where she became a highly esteemed artist of the Opéra-Comique and where she created many roles. She left a scarce recording legacy.