|Birthname||Honorine Marie Lucie Lagier|
|born on||30 November 1832 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )|
|Place||Dunkerque, France, 51n03, 2e22|
|Timezone||LMT m2e22 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||07°58' 03°25 Asc. 16°59'|
French theatre actress and opera singer who often performed with Thérésa and made many appearances in Paris, France and Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Lagier made her début at age thirteen or fourteen, in 1846, at the Théâtre des Variétés with the show Veuve de quinze ans, a role which was written for her by Comédie en vaudeville Pierre Adolphe Capelle. After a stay in London, she made her real début at the Théâtre du Palais-Royal in 1848. Later she went to Saint Petersburg in Russia before returning to Paris, where she performed at the Théâtre de l'Ambigu-Comique in 1855, at the Théâtre de la Gaîté in 1856 and finally the Théâtre de la Porte-Saint-Martin in 1859.
In 1865, unusual for the time, she signed a contract with the theatre café-chantant (café-concert) Eldorado, a counterpoint to the growing popularity of singer Thérésa. The café-chantant was relatively successful, and within a few weeks the public elected her as the queen of the café-chantant and also of operetta.
Lagier received a lot of popularity at the time, and she attracted the attention of members of the Jockey-Club de Paris. However, she received sharp criticism from French newspaper Le Figaro— the collaborator of the magazine Alfred Delvau about the name "la grasse", referring to the guttural pronunciation of her R's. Louis-Victor-Nestor Roqueplan opined that Lagier would never learn more than vulgar insolence. Lagier was also the subject of some caricatures, including a satirical newspaper La Lune depicting her and Thérésa.
Lagier continued to sing while returning to theatre regularly (both in Paris and Saint Petersburg) until 1880, when she married the baritone Eugène Dufriche (b. Paul-Eugène-Denis Dufriche, 7 Oct. 1948, Paris) in London. She died in London on 11 February 1893.
- associate relationship with Thérésa (born 25 April 1837)
- Relationship : Marriage 1880 (Eugène Dufriche)
Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate n°776 from the online Nord archives, images 1150-1151/1165. Wikipedia incorrectly has 1833.
Death data from L'intermédiaire des chercheurs et curieux, Part 2 (Benj. Duprat, Libraire de l'Institut, 1908), p. 364.
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Theatre)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/Opera