- Category : Entertain-Music-Vocalist-Opera
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Explanation 3
French soprano opera singer who made her debut at the Brussels opera in 1882. One of the great actress-singers of verismo opera, her technique and range enabled her to perform soprano and mezzo roles. She trained in Paris under Puget, Marchesi and Laborde, making international appearances throughout her career. Though she retired from the stage in 1908, she continuing to give private concerts until 1918.
Singing Pamina, Amina and Lucia, Calve was most memorable for her disturbing, realistic performance of Carmen. Her rich and alluring voice has been quoted by Hahn as "always of the most perfect beauty." She is the author of an autobiography.
Calve died on 6 January 1942 in Millau, France.