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Denise Scharley

French opera contralto

Died when: 94 years 161 days (1133 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius

Denise Scharley (born Neuilly-en-Thelle, 15 February 1917 – died Versailles, 26 July 2011) was a French contralto who made her debut in 1942, singing Pelléas et Mélisande at the Opéra-Comique.

Long associated with French opera, she starred as Madame de Croissy in the Paris première of Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites.

She was also associated with the female lead roles of Carmen and Samson and Delilah.

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