Maria Murano

Maria Murano (Suzanne Chauvelaud; July 4, 1918 in Nogent-sur-Marne January 10, 2009 in Limoges) was a French lyric mezzo-soprano. She was most active postwar in the years between 1950 and 1970.


She started at the Paris Opera shortly after World War II, then joined the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux, where she became famous as Madame Alexandra in Jean-Michel Damase and Jean Anouilh's lyrical comedy Colombe in 1961. Later, she played opposite Luis Mariano in Le Prince de Madrid and Ivan Rebroff in Fiddler on the Roof.

Private Life

Her partner was politician Roland Dumas.

Selected Roles


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