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 Suzanne Lagier

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Suzanne Lagier

Birth
Dunkirk, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Death 11 Feb 1893 (aged 59)
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, Greater London, England
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot 74e division (3e section, 6e ligne, no 25 du mur)
Memorial ID 205749037 View Source

Suzanne Lagier, 30 November 1833 in Dunkerque/Dunkirk, Intercommunalité Dunkerque Grand Littoral, Cantons Dunkerque-1, Dunkerque-2, Grande-Synthe, Arrondissement Dunkerque, Département Nord (sous-préfecture), Région Hauts-de-France, France died 11 February 1893 London, England, UK section of London unknown) was an actress and a singer of café-concerts.

She was raised in a boarding school in Paris. Very young she wanted to be an actress and began in 1846, at the age of 13, at the Théâtre des Varietes in 'Veuve de quinze ans', a role written tailor-made for her from a vaudeville by Pierre Adolphe Capelle (1772-1830).

After a stay in London, she made her real debut at the Palais-Royal in 1848 before going to Saint Petersburg from where she returned to go to the Ambigu in 1855 then to La Gaîté in 1856 and finally to the Porte Saint -Martin in 1859.

She turned to song and café-concerts and performed at the Eldorado in 1865 which caused a scandal for critics and in intellectual and literary circles. Her strong physiognomy and her songs with saucy and saucy texts make her a serious competitor to the singer Désirée Emma Valladon dite Thérésa (1837-1913).

Jean-Paulin Habans dit Paulus (1845-1908) wrote in his memoirs that Suzanne Lagier, Augustine Kaiser (1837-) and Thérésa formed the trio of great café-concert comics.

Lagier wrote the music for 'Jupiter et Leda', 1865 opérette mythologique en un acte de Jules Bertrand (?-?).

The poem entitled '69' by Henry-René-Albert-Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) is most certainly an evocation of Suzanne Lagier.

The funeral for Suzanne Lagier took place on 14 February 1893 at the Père-Lachaise cemetery. She was buried in March 1893 in the 74th division (3rd section, 6th line, no 25 of the wall), his maintenance contract was resumed on 27 February 1981.

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