Frédérique Thérèse Augusta “Freda” <I>Betti</I> Clermont

Frédérique Thérèse Augusta “Freda” Betti Clermont

Birth
Nice, Departement des Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Death 13 Nov 1979 (aged 55)
Nice, Departement des Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Burial Nice, Departement des Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
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Freda Betti was born at 52 rue des Ponchettes in the district of Vieux-Nice in a modest family : her father was a house painter and her mother a fishmonger. His paternal family originates from the region of Emilia-Romagna in Italy : his grandfather was born in Parma and he immigrated to Nice with his wife and children in the late 1890s.
She studied music and especially singing at the Conservatory of Nice with Édouard Rouard, where she obtained a "Premier Prix de Chant" in 1943. She made her debut at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo in 1947 as Siébel in "Faust" by Charles Gounod.
She appeared frequently with the "Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France" of the "RTF" in the early 1950s, before entering the troupe of the Opéra-Comique in the 1960s.
She sang on major national stages (Nantes, Nice, Strasbourg, Toulouse) and European (Monte-Carlo, La Scala), as well as in numerous opera festivals, including Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Bayreuth.
Among his repertoire include Fricka ("The Valkyrie"), Dulcinea ("Don Quichotte"), Suzuki ("Madama Butterfly"), Brangäne ("Tristan and Isolde") and especially Carmen, she performs over 150 time.
She also participated in the original production of "L'Opéra d'Aran" by Gilbert Bécaud, in 1962, at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.
In the 1970s she was a vocal teacher at the Conservatory of Monaco.


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  • Created by: Olivier BETTI
  • Added: 13 Jul 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 166915588
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frédérique Thérèse Augusta “Freda” Betti Clermont (26 Feb 1924–13 Nov 1979), Find A Grave Memorial no. 166915588, citing Cimetiére du Château, Nice, Departement des Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France ; Maintained by Olivier BETTI (contributor 49061284) .