Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Jul 20, 2013

Armand Crabbé (Baritone) (Brussels 1883 – Brussels 1947)




In 1904 he made his professional opera debut at La Monnaie as the Nightwatchman in Richard Wagner's ‘’Die Meistersinger von Nìrnberg’’. He was a leading performer at the Royal Opera House in London from 1906 to 1914 and again in 1937. He performed with the Manhattan Opera House from 1907 to 1910 and with the Chicago Grand Opera Company from 1910 to 1914. He made several appearances with the Teatro Colãn and La Scala during the 1920s. He was active at the Vlaamse Opera up until his retirement in the early 1940s.

Chronology of some appearances

1907  New York  Manhattan Opera House Cavalleria rusticana (Alfio)
1908 New York  Manhattan Opera House Cavalleria rusticana (Alfio)
1908 Philadelphia  Teatro dell'Opera Cavalleria rusticana (Alfio)
1911  Philadelphia  Teatro Metropolitan Cavalleria rusticana (Alfio)
1911 Chicago  Civic Opera House Cavalleria rusticana (Alfio)
1912 Chicago  Civic Opera House Cavalleria rusticana (Alfio)
1912 Philadelphia  Teatro Metropolitan Cavalleria rusticana (Alfio)
1916  Genova  Politeama Genovese Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro)
1916  Torino  Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro)
1916 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Tosca (Scarpia)
1916 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Traviata (Germont)
1916 San Paolo  Teatro Municipal Tosca (Scarpia)
1916 San Paolo  Teatro Municipal Traviata (Germont)
1916 San Paolo  Teatro Municipal Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro)
1916 Rio de Janeiro  Teatro Lirico Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro)
1917  Madrid  Teatro Reale Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro)
1917 Buenos Ayres  Teatro Colon Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro)
1917 Montevideo  Teatro Solis Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro)
1917 San Paolo  Teatro Municipal Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro)
1920  Montecarlo Teatro del Casinâ Tosca (Scarpia)
1920  Montecarlo Teatro del Casinâ Traviata (Germont)
1928  Montecarlo Teatro del Casinâ Tosca (Scarpia)
1928  Montecarlo Teatro del Casinâ Traviata (Germont)


RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Disco Nacional, Buenos Aires 1918/1919
Patrie (Paladilhe): Air du Sonneur 82032 32a

Victor, 1925-04-15
Noces d'Or (Maurage): Oui, elle fut gaie le fete 1089-A BVE32518-2

Victor, 1925-04-18
Mireille (Gounod): Chant du berger 1088-A BVE32524-2
Soir de Paques (Lahor-Maurage) 1088-B BVE32524-2

Victor, 1925-04-20
Noces d'Or (Maurage): Ne pleure pas 1089-B BVE32519-3

Gramophone, 1925-04-20
Na coieta (Canción Maxixe) (Sobrinho) DA755 7-62082

Victor, 1928-10-08
El Trust de los Tenorios (Serrano): Je t'aime 4137 BV62-1T1

HMV, Paris 1927-03-15
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Place au factotum DB1043 2-032112

HMV, 1928-10-03
Quo Vadis (Nougues): Errer а travers les mers DB1213 2-032145
Acis and Galatea (Handel): Je sens l'amour DB1213 2-032146


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