Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Oct 19, 2012

Théo Beets (Tenor) (Borgerhout 1897 - 1982?)



                                                  Turiddu in ''Cavalleria Rusticana''

                                                       Canio in ''Pagliacci''


He received his first education in Leuven, afterwards in Antwerp and, at the end, in Brussels under Demest and L. Swolfs. His debut on the opera stage occurred at the Théâtre Royal de Liège as Jean in ‘’Hérodiade’’ of Massnet (1928/1929). Then he was active at the Royal Flemish Opera of Antwerp (1932-1950). Last he appeared at the Théâtre Royal de Gand (1934-1955).

Chronology of some appearances

1928/1929  Liège Théâtre Royal  Herodiade (Jean)
1932-1950 Antwerp Royal Flemish Opera 
1934-1955 Gand Théâtre Royal 

RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Polydor 1931/32
Sigurd (Reyer): Princes du Rhin  524.061 
Sigurd (Reyer): Esprits gardiens 561.031
Sigurd (Reyer): Un souvenir poignant 524.061
Damnation de Faust  (Berlioz): Merci doux crepuscule  566.146
Damnation de Faust  (Berlioz): Nature immense 566.146
Juive (Halevy): Rachel quand du seigneur  516.734
Juive (Halevy): Dieu que ma tremblante 516.734
Lohengrin (Wagner); Recit du Graal 516.619
Huguenots (Meyerbeer): Plus blanche que la blanche hermine 516.653
Hérodiade (Massenet): Ne pouvant réprimer les élans de la foi   516.722
Walkure (Wagner): Chant du printemps  516.573 
Walkure (Wagner): Un glaive promis par mon pere 516.573 
Les Maitre-Chanteurs de Nuremberg (Wagner): L'aube vermeille 516.619
Aida (Verdi): Céleste Aida 566.084



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