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Geori Boue
Birth: Oct. 16, 1918
Toulouse
Departement de la Haute-Garonne
Midi-Pyrénées, France
Death: Jan. 5, 2017
Paris
City of Paris
Île-de-France, France

Opera Singer. A soprano of wide repertoire, she is remembered for her long career at Paris' Opera-Comique during which she specialized in French compositions. Raised in Toulouse, she studied piano and harp from age seven, trained at the Conservatory of her native city, and at 16 made her professional bow with the Capitole Toulouse, originally in such comprimario roles as Urbain of Meyerbeer's "Les Huguenots", Siebel in Gounod's "Faust", and Stefano of the same composer's "Romeo et Juliette", but gradually taking on more substantial assignments such as Micaela in Bizet's "Carmen" and the title lead of Gounod's "Mireille". Geori made her 1939 Opera-Comique debut as Mimi from Puccini's "La Boheme", in 1942 bowed at Paris Garnier as Marguerite in "Faust", and in 1943, because she could accompany herself on the piano, was selected for the title lead in Sacha Guitry's film "La Malibran". Over the years she made her name in such roles as Gilda of Verdi's "Rigoletto", Tatiana in Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin", Violetta from Verdi's "La Traviata", Desdemona in the same composer's "Otello", and the title leads of "Romeo et Juliette", Charpentier's "Louise", Delibes' "Lakme", Massenet's "Manon", and Puccini's "Tosca" and "Madame Butterfly". Geori made her 1949 La Scala Milano bow as Melisande of Debussy's "Peleas et Melisande", in 1956 was first heard at Moscow's Bolshoi Opera as Tatiana, and even sang operetta on occasion, starring in such pieces as Offenbach's "La Belle Helene" and Lehar's "The Merry Widow". She headlined throughout Europe as well as in Brazil, Mexico, and Chicago, from 1969 thru 1975 taught at the Boulogne-Brillancourt Conservatory, retired from the stage in 1970, lived out her days in Paris, and died of the effects of advanced age. At her demise she left a modest recorded legacy which includes a complete "Faust" made with her husband Roger Bourdin under the baton of Sir Thomas Beecham and several recital albums. (bio by: Bob Hufford) 
 
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Cimetière de Pantin
Pantin
Departement de Seine-Saint-Denis
Île-de-France, France
 
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Record added: Jan 06, 2017
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Geori Boue
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- Isabella Oliva
 Added: Feb. 2, 2017
To the Family and Friends of Geori Boue: We wish to express our sincere and deepest condolences for your loss. I lost my 19 year old son 8 years ago and it has been very traumatic and broke my heart but something I found in...(Read more)
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