Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Forgotten Tenors: Leon Laffitte (2 photos), Richard Kubla, Luigi Marletta and William Miller

Aug 28, 2011

Amelia (Amelie) Talexis (Soprano) (Toulouse 1875 – Calais 1911)



First she studied at the conservatory of Toulouse, then she took singing lessons from Rondile and Lherie in Paris. She made her debut in 1899 at the opera house of Bordeaux as Marguerite in ‘’Faust’’ of Gounod. In the 1900-1901 season she sang at the opera house of New Orleans. She guested at the opera houses of Nice, Nantes and Antwerp. She appeared at the Teatro Liceo of Barcelona in ‘’Aida’’ and also sang in Italian theaters. In 1906 she appeared at La  Scala, where she sang the role of Donna Anna in ‘’Don Giovanni’’. Probably she sang also in Buenos Aires, Havana and Mexico City. She died in a tragic accident in the toilet of a Hotels in Calais, when she got ready for the crossing to England. Her husband was the great french baritone Henri Berriel.

Chronology of some appearances

1899 Bordeaux Opera House Faust (Marguerite)
1900-1901 New Orleans Opera House
1906 Milan La Scala Don Giovanni (Donna Anna)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 






Fonotipia, Milano 1905-09-28
Pikova Dama (Tchaikovsky): Ah, la mia mente non regge 39309  XPh356

Fonotipia, Milano 1905-10-06
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Vous le savez, ma mère 39349 XPh376


Fonotipia, Milano 1905-10-21
Trovatore (Verdi): Miserere with Luigi Longobardi 39347 xPh 396

Fonotipia, Milano 1906-02-21
Sigurd (Reyer): Avec ces fleurs with Leon Escalais 39525 Xph1636
Sigurd (Reyer): Oublions les maux soufferts with Leon Escalais 39526, Xph1637

Fonotipia, Milano 1906-02-28
Noces de Fernande (Deffès): Jota 39574 XPh1672

Fonotipia, Milano 1907-11-20
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Turiddu mi tolse l'onore with Ferruccio Corradetti  92134 XPh2890
Gioconda (Ponchielli): Suicidio! 92062 XPh2888
Tosca (Puccini): Vissi d'arte 92063 XPh2889

Fonotipia, Milano 1907-11-28
Mefistofele (Boito): L'altra notte 92110 XPh2936

Fonotipia, Milano 1907-12-14
Ernani (Verdi): Ernani involami Fonotipia 92111 XPh3019

Odeon, Paris 1907
Africaine (Meyerbeer): Septuor, pt 1 with  Landouzy, Lauger-Dubois, Dubois, Régis, Rigaux and Billot  56132 XP3642
Africaine (Meyerbeer): Septuor, pt 2 with Landouzy, Lauger-Dubois, Dubois, Régis, Rigaux and  Billot 56148 XP3643
Favorite (Donizetti): Va-t'en d'ici with Agustarello Affe 60481 XP3684
Favorite (Donizetti): Viens, viens, je cede with Affre 60469 XP3685
Africaine (Meyerbeer): O transports with Gaston Dubois 60496 xP 3713
Africaine (Meyerbeer): Combien tu m'es chere with Gaston Dubois 60493 XP3711
Faust (Gounod): Scene de l'eglise, pt 1 pt 2 with Rigaux 60541, xP 3776
Faust (Gounod): Scene de l'eglise pt 2 with Rigaux 60520, xP 3777
Huguenots (Meyerbeer): Dans la nuit toute seule, pt 2  with Nivette 60651, XP3882,
Huguenots (Meyerbeer): Dans la nuit toute seule, pt 1 with Nivette 60644, XP3883
Faust (Gounod): Scène de l'église, pt 1 with Rigaux 60541 XP3776
Faust (Gounod): Scène de l'église, pt 2 with Rigaux 60520  XP3777
Aida (Verdi): Adieu séjour with Affre & chorus 60562 XP3715

Odeon, Paris 1908
Tannhauser (Wagner): Duo 1er acte with Jules Godart 97132 XP4427  
Aida (Verdi): Gloire a L'Egypte with Rigaux, Affre, Landouzy, Lequien and Narcon 56196 xP 4438
Aida (Verdi): O guerriers sur ce rivage with Rigaux, Lequien, Narcon,  Affre and Landouzy 56193 xP 4439
Ernani (Verdi): Ah! Que dit-elle with  Landouzy, Bornica, Gilly, Cèbe, Delzara and Narcon 56198 XP4449

Fonotipia, Milano 1908-09-26
Trovatore (Verdi): Miserere with Mario Gilion & chorus 92406 XPh3431

Fonotipia, Milano 1908-09-29
Madama Butterfly (Puccini):  Vogliatemi bene with Edoardo Garbin 92258, xPh 3448
Madama Butterfly (Puccini):  Via dall'anima in pena  with Edoardo Garbin 92259 xPh 3449

Fonotipia, Milano 1908-10-02
Trovatore (Verdi): Tacea la notte  92407 Xph3461

Fonotipia, Milano 1908-10-06
Faust (Gounod):  Per di qua with Ferruccio Corradetti 92408 xPh 3479

Fonotipia, Milano 1908-10-12
Wally (Catalani): Ebben? ne andrò lontana Fonotipia 92405 XPh3506

1 comment:

  1. MOLTO BELLO!!! Thank you for sharing this valuable biographical information.

    ReplyDelete