Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Jul 31, 2013

Juste Nivette (Bass) (Paris 1866 -?)




He studied at the Paris Conservatory. He made his debut in 1892 at the Opéra Comique in Paris as Sarastro in ‘’Magic flute’’. He had during the following years his first success in the French province, above all at the opera house of Monte Carlo. Here he appeared on 18. 2. 1902 in the premiere of Massenet’s ‘’Le jongleur de Notre Dame’’. From 1899-1908 he was a member of the Grand Opéra, Paris. In the famous performance of the ‘’Magic flute’’ at the Opéra-Comique under the direction of Reynaldo Hahn in 1909 he sang opposite Marguerite Carré, Lucette Korsoff, Edmond Clément and Lucien Fugère. In 1907 he made guest appearance at La Scala as Hagen in ‘’Gotterdammerung’’ under the direction of Arturo Toscanini. In 1909 he sang in the opening season of the new opera at Boston the role of Alvise in ‘’La Gioconda’’ of Ponchielli. Then he continued his career in France

Chronology of some appearances

1909 Boston Opera House Rigoletto (Sparafucile)
1909 Boston Opera House Gioconda (Alvise)
1910 Chicago  Auditorium Rigoletto (Sparafucile)
1910 Pittsburgh Nixon Theater Rigoletto (Sparafucile)
1910 St.Louis Odeon Theater Rigoletto (Sparafucile)
1910 Providence Opera Rigoletto (Sparafucile)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE








G&T, Paris 1904/1905
Juive (Halevy): Cavatine 34650 43320

Odeon, Paris 1906-08?
Guillaume Tell (Rossini):  Trio, pt 1 with Affre and Note 36729 XP2585
Guillaume Tell (Rossini): Trio, pt with Affre and Note 236730 XP2586

Odeon, Paris 1908 (early)
Le muletier de Tarragone (Henrion) 60719 XP3881
Huguenots (Meyerbeer): Dans la nuit toute seule with Amelia Talexis 60651  XP3882
Huguenots (Meyerbeer): Dans la nuit toute seule, pt 2 with Amelia Talexis  60644  XP3883
Robert le diable (Meyerbeer): Valse infernale 60652 XP3885

Odeon, Paris 1908-06?
Faust (Gounod): Anges purs, anges radieux with Demougeot and Agustarello Affre 60895 XP4267

Odeon, Paris
Stabat Mater (Rossini) Pro peccatis 97040 XP4297
O salutaris (Thomas) with Demougeot 97065 XP4366

Ideal/Aspir, Paris 1912
Faust (Gounod): A moi les plaisirs with Paolo Zocchi 5303 245201

A.P.G.A., Paris
Le pas d'armes du Roi Jean (Saint-Saëns, Camille) Parte 1 1160
Le pas d'armes du Roi Jean (Saint-Saëns, Camille) Parte 2 1161


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