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Actress and operetta soprano Mariette Sully (1878-ca. 1940) as Hélène (“Véronique”), creator’s role, Bouffes-Parisiens, Paris, 1898: The sparkling diva!

She debuted in 1893 as an actress and soon afterward, as a supporting soprano (Nice, Marseille, Monte-Carlo and Bucharest).  A star of the Belle-Epoque, she toured Europe and allegedly died during WW2 bombings near Paris. See also José Dupuis (Slide 3). She left a recording legacy.