Forgotten Opera Singers

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

May 21, 2012

Guy Cazenave (Tenor) (Hasparren/Bayonne (Lapurdi) 1883 - Algiers 1937)




He made debut at the Grand Opéra in ‘’Aida’’ (1912). Then he appeared there also in  ‘’Samsón and Dalila’’. Three years later at the same theatre he sang in ‘’Henry VIII’’ and ‘’Ascanio’’ of Saint-Saëns and ‘’Hérodiade’’ of Massenet. At the Opera-Comique he performed in ‘’Tosca’’ and ‘’Pagliacci’’ (1928). Also he sang at the theaters of Marseilles, Nice and Lyons. When he retired from the stage, he devoted himself to teaching and to his business in Algiers. Probably he was killed there.

Chronology of some appearances

1912 Paris Grand Opera
1928 Paris Opera-Comique

RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 






Ideal, Paris 1914?
Le Trouvere (Verdi): Exile sur la terre 7265

Gramophone, Paris 1927-10-04
Walkure (Wagner): Plus d'hiver  W910 032490
Reine de Saba (Gounod): Faiblesse de la race humaine P737 4-32776
Reine de Saba (Gounod): Inspirez-moi, race divine P737 4.32777

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