Géori Boué, French operatic soprano, Died at 98


Georgette “Géori” Boué was born on October 16, 1918, in Toulouse and died on January 5, 2017.

She was a French soprano, particularly associated with the French repertory, especially Thais.

She studied at the Music Conservatory of her native city (solfege, piano, harp, voice) with Claude Jean.

When she won first prize in a vocal competition, she made her debut at the Capitole de Toulouse in 1934, aged only 16, in small roles, such as Urbain in Les Huguenots, Siebel in Faust, Stéfano in Roméo et Juliette, quickly followed by bigger parts such as the lead role in Mireille, and Micaëla in Carmen.

Geori retired from the stage in 1970.

Géori Boué passed away at 98 years old.