Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jul 28, 2013

Aline Vallandri (Soprano) (Paris 1878 – Paris 1952)

She studied at the Paris Conservatory under Isnardon. She made her debut in 1904 at the Opéra-Comique, Paris in ‘’Mireille’’ of Gounod. During nearly thirty years she had in this opera house significant success. In 1906 she sang at the Opéra-Comique in the premiere of the opera ‘’Le Roi Aveugle’’ of Henri Févier. She created here several other operas (among other things in 1907 ‘’La Légende du Point d'Argenton’’ of F. Fourdrain) and became in parts like Manon, Mélisande, Micaela in ‘’Carmen’’, Ensoleilad in ‘’Chérubin’’ of Massenet, Traviata, Donna Elvira in ‘’Don Giovanni’’, Rosenn in ‘’Le Roi d'Ys’’ of Lalo, Euridice in ‘’Orpheus’’ and Mireille. The last-called part sang also in 1906 at the festival in the arena of Arles. In 1909 and 1918 she appeared at the Grand Opéra in Paris. Guest performances followed at the opera house of Monte Carlo (1907), at the Théâtre de la Monnaie, Brussels (1911), in Lisbon and Ostend as well as at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris. In 1911 she sang at Covent Garden in ‘’Quo vadis?’’ of Nouguès. In 1921 she guested at the opera house of Cologne as Louise in the opera of the same name of Charpentier. In 1922 she sang this part at a guest performance in Zurich. Also as a concert soprano she had a big career.

Chronology of some appearances

1921 Cologne Opera House Louise (Louise)
1924 Theatre National de l'Opera-Comique Cosi fan tutte  (Dorabelle)


Gramophone, Paris 1908
Romeo et Juliette (Massenet): Madrigal with Leon Beyle 34216 5715h
Manon (Massenet): Adieu, notre petite table with Leon Beyle 34197 5716h 
Carmen (Bizet): Parle  moi de ma mere  with Leon Beyle 034036 593i
Lakme (Delibes): C'est la dieu de la jeunesse with Antonio Rocca 034020 W228
Manon (Massenet): Pardon, mais j'etais l  with Hector Dufranne 034021 W228
Manon (Massenet): Adieu, notre petite table with Leon Beyle 34197 5716h 

Gramophone, Paris 1910-02-26
Manon (Massenet): Ah, Des Grieux with Leon Beyle 034055 01328v
Manon (Massenet): Le ciel lui-même te pardonne with Leon Beyle 034056 01329v

Pathe, Paris 1910 - 1912
Manon (Massenet): Duo de la lettre with Albert Vaguet 0227
Manon (Massenet): La rencontre with Albert Vaguet 0230
Faust (Gounod): Laisse-moi contempler with Albert Vaguet 550
Mireille (Gounod): Valse 0688
Dragons de Villars (Maillart) Il m'aime 0205
Grisélidis (Massenet): Il partit au printemps 0680
Traviata (Verdi): Air de la Traviata 0679
Trovatore (Verdi): Scène du misérère with Vaguet 0860

Odeon, Paris 1911/1912
Grisélidis (Massenet): La mer! Et sur les flots toujours bleus X111055 xP5467
Nozze di Figaro (Mozart): Viens, cher amant! X111084 xP5466
Quo Vadis (Nouguès): Des fleurs de ce jardin X111082
Chérubin (Massenet): Vive amour qui rêve X111081 xP5463

Pathe, Paris 1912?
Complete Rigoletto (Verdi) with Robert  Lassalle and Jean Note

Ideal-Aspir, Paris 1912?
Manon (Massenet): N'est-ce plus ma main with Paolo Zocchi 5301
Mignon (Thomas): Duo des hirondelles with Nivette 5226b
Faust (Gounod): Scene du Jardin with Paolo Zocchi 5301B

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