Géori Boué

French soprano Géori Boué was born on 16 October 1918 in Toulouse, where she studied solfege, piano, harp and voice at the Conservatory.

Aged only sixteen she made her debut at the Capitole de Toulouse in 1934, in various small roles, but by 1939 she was singing Mimi in La bohème at the Opéra-Comique in Paris, and from 1949 she was appearing internationally, in Barcelona, Chicago, Mexico, Milan and Moscow.

She retired from the stage in 1970, leaving many recordings, and died on 5 January 2017, aged ninety-eight.