Marie-Angélique Servandoni (22 September 1749, Toulouse - 14 April 1822, Paris), stage name Angélique D'Hannetaire, was a French actress and opera singer.
She was the daughter of the actor and director D'Hannetaire and his wife, the actor Marguerite Hue. Angélique made her debut at the Théâtre de la Monnaie aged 12 in La Servante maîtresse by Pierre Baurans, after the work by Pergolesi, beside Alexandre Bultos (like her, a student of Ignaz Vitzthumb, music-master of the Théâtre de la Monnaie). She was active at the Monnaie from 1766 until 1775. She often performed the role of heroine in romantic parts, and she also acted as a singer in opera buffa.
The Royal Theatre of La Monnaie, is an opera house in central Brussels, Belgium. The National Opera of Belgium, a federal institution, takes the name of this theatre in which it is housed—La Monnaie in French or De Munt in Dutch—referring both to the building as well as the opera company.
Sara Magdalena Ernman is a Swedish opera singer. Besides operas and operettas, she has also performed chansons, cabaret, jazz, and appeared in musicals. She is a member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Music. Ernman represented Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow.
Ignaz or Ignace Vitzthumb was an Austrian musician, composer and conductor active in the Austrian Netherlands. He was also music director of the La Monnaie theatre in Brussels.
Marguerite Brunet, known by her stage name of Mademoiselle Montansier, was a French actress and theatre director.
Alexandre Bultos was a Belgian comic actor and theatre director.
Joseph-Jean-Baptiste Albouy, stage name Dazincourt, was a French actor.
Jean-Nicolas Servandoni, stage name D'Hannetaire, was a French actor and theatre director.
Marguerite-Louise Odiot de Montroty, stage name Sophie Lothaire was a French dancer, actress and director who spent her whole career at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels.
Cécile Simonnet was a French operatic soprano.
The Devriès family were operatic singers over three generations, of Dutch descent. They were mainly active in France, Belgium and the USA in the second half of the 19th and the early 20th centuries.
Henri Albers, born Johan Hendrik Albers, was a Dutch-born opera singer who later became a French citizen. He sang leading baritone roles in an international career that spanned 37 years and was a prominent singer at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels and the Opéra-Comique in Paris, which was his base from 1900 until his death. He also sang in 36 performances with the Metropolitan Opera company from 1898 to 1899. He made many recordings for Pathé Records and specialised in the heavier baritone and basso cantante repertoire.
Claude Wolf, called Bernard was a 19th-century French actor, singer, playwright and theatre manager.
Alceste Anastasie Hortense Cœuriot, also known under the stage name Madame Ismaël, was a French operatic mezzo-soprano. Her professional career ran from 1850 to 1888 under the last name Ismaël, which was her husband Jean-Vital Jammes' stage name, and she would keep the stage name even after their divorce in 1860. Throughout her onstage roles, she mostly portrayed roles of comic old women, "duègne" roles, or "Dugazon" roles, which were of young mothers and women past youth.
Anne-Marie "Mimi" Vitzthumb was an opera singer and stage actress. She was engaged at the La Monnaie in Brussels in the Austrian Netherlands in 1772-1777, where she belonged to the elite of the stage attractions of her time.
Adolphe Grognier, known under the pseudonym Jean-Baptiste Quélus, was a French actor and singer. The son of lawyer Louis-Furcy Grognier (1777-1832), and Hélène Caylus, he was appointed twice as director of La Monnaie of Brussels, in 1854 and 1856.
Marie Jeanne La Tour called Jane Mérey was a Belgian opera singer and singing teacher, singer at La Monnaie of Brussels and at the Opéra-Comique in Paris.
Marie-Thérèse Gauley was a French opera and concert singer who sang leading soprano and mezzo-soprano roles at the Opéra-Comique in Paris as well as in other French cities and abroad. She was also heard in early broadcasts on French radio and made several recordings for Disques Odéon. Amongst the roles she created were The Child in Ravel's opera L'enfant et les sortilèges.
Isabella Borremans was a Flemish opera singer and stage actor.
Alexandrine Marie Agathe Gavaudan-Ducamel was a French opera singer who sang leading soprano roles at the Opéra Comique for over 20 years. Born in Paris with the surname "Ducamel", she later married the tenor Jean-Baptiste-Sauveur Gavaudan after which she generally performed under the name Madame Gavaudan. She retired from the stage in 1822 and spent her later years in Passy where she died at the age of 68.
Jean-Baptiste-Sauveur Gavaudan was French opera singer who sang leading tenor roles, primarily with the Opéra Comique in Paris. He was particularly known for his skill as an actor and was sometimes referred to as "the Talma of the Opéra Comique". He also served as the director of the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels for the 1817–1818 season. Born in Salon-de-Provence, he made his stage debut in 1791 at the Théâtre Montansier. Gavaudan was married to the soprano Alexandrine Marie Agathe Gavaudan-Ducamel from 1798 until his death in Paris at the age of 67.