Géori (Georgette) Boué, born 16 October 1918 in Toulouse, has died yesterday, 5 January, in Paris, at the age of 98. She made her debut at the Capitole de Toulouse in 1934. In 1939 she started singing at the Opéra-Comique in Paris, as Mimi in La Bohème. She rapidly became known for her affinities with the French repertoire, Lakmé, Manon Marguerite, Juliette, but also with Italian roles like Gilda, Violetta, Desdemona, Tosca and Cio-Cio San.

She appeared at the Liceu in Barcelona, at La Scala in Milan, in America and Russia.

Her voice was clear and powerful, sometimes a bit hard and tight.

She was married to French baritone Roger Bourdin. Boué appeared in the title role of the movie La Malibran, by Sacha Guitry, in 1943, as well as in the film Airs de France (1956). She retired from the stage in 1970.

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