Marie Roze

Marie Roze (actually: Hippolyte Ponsin; born March 2, 1846 in Paris, † June 2, 1926 ibid ) was a French opera singer (mezzo- soprano).


Roze was at the Conservatoire de Paris student of Toussaint -Eugène -Ernest Mocker and Daniel -François- Esprit Auber and also took lessons with Pierre -François Wartel. In 1865 she made her debut at the Opéra -Comique in Ferdinand Hérold opera Marie. In 1868 she appeared in the same house on the other premiere of the opera Le premier jour de bonheur their teacher Auber, 1870 at the premiere of Flotow's L' Ombre. At the Paris Opera she sang Marguerite in Charles Gounod's 1870 Fausi.

1872 guested Roze at Drury Lane Theatre in London, from 1873 to 1881 she performed regularly at Her Majesty's Theatre. The title role in Georges Bizet's opera Carmen, which had been transferred to her, she was back in 1875 three months before the first performance at the Opéra -Comique. 1877-78 and 1881-82, she participated in tours of the Carl Rosa Opera Company. 1885 she sang with Rosas company in Liverpool the title role in the British premiere of Jules Massenet's Manon.

From 1890 worked Roze in Paris as a singing teacher. In the Kroll Opera in Berlin she joined in 1892 as Carmen. In 1894 she made her farewell tour. Roze was married in first marriage with the American singer Julius Edson Perkins, in a second marriage with a son of impresario James Henry Mapleson. Her son Raymond Roze was known as a composer.