Mara Rubia: A soubrette
e aquela que faz uma zombadinha para ganhar tempo e ter tempo; e bonitinha so.
The artists in Fragments (apart from Rihll) included Cynthia Cooper, Marion Ord (soprano), Ivy Popham (soubrette
), Lorna Raymond (contralto), Chris Botly (baritone), Fred Curtis (comedian), Stanley West, and Davy Burnaby (Stage, 27 Dec.
and the Queen were typically positive in both primary
The actresses fight over the role of Mme Belval: one claiming that the role is meant for a fickle coquette, the other for an innocent ingenue, and the third for a wise soubrette
(Journal de Paris, 24 March 1816).
The production, which featured Clara in her first leading role as a soubrette
, was a great success.
Smetana wrote the leading role for a soubrette
,and another major role for an actor, whocouldn't sing, but had to perform parlando, rather likeRex Harrison in My Fair Lady.
She was the soubrette
lead and Jimmy was playing drums in the pit orchestra.
She finally emerges in a soubrette
outfit comprised of spangled blouse and shorts.
La bellezza della Marini e vistosa, da subito paragonata a Marilyn Monroe o, piu giustamente, a Anita Ekberg, mentre molto si e ironizzato sulle sue difficolta di dizione, le movenze un po' disarticolate, una certa qual ineleganza di fondo, tutte caratteristiche che hanno contribuito a farne una soubrette
cinguettante e svampita.
When Gilson arrived a few days earlier she did not make much of an impression, with Wormeley describing her as "a pretty creature, half nun, half soubrette
, whose name I don't know." Ibid., 22.