Béatrice La Palme

Béatrice La Palme, soprano, violinist, teacher (b at Beloeil, near Montréal 27 July 1878; d at Montréal 8 Jan 1921). She was the second Québec vocalist, after Emma Albani, to appear on the great lyrical stages. She studied violin with Frantz Jehin-Prume and Fernandez Arbos, and sang with Gustave Garcia and Nelly Rowe. At the suggestion of Albani, she decided to devote herself exclusively to song. She appeared before Massenet, and sang various times 1905-09 at the Opéra-Comique de Paris. She then toured with the Montreal Opera Company. After 1914 she taught in the studio run by her husband, French tenor Salvator Issaurel.