Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Aug 4, 2013

Albert Vaguet (Tenor) (Elbeuf 1865 – Pau 1943)



                                                                  Radames

He studied at the Paris Conservatoire under Barbot, Obin and Ponchard. In 1890 he debuted at the Grand Opéra in Paris as Faust in Gounod’s ‘’Faust’’. During his whole career he remained a member of this opera house. Here he sang in 1897 the role of David in the première of Wagner’s ‘’Meistersingers’’, in 1894 Cassio in Verdi’s ‘’Otello’’, in 1899 Hylas in the première of the opera ‘’Briseïs’’ of Chabrier, in 1901 Marcomir in ‘’Les barbares’’ of  Saint-Saëns, in 1899 sang the title role in ‘’Joseph’’ of Méhul. In 1893 he appeared (as well as his wife) in the premiere of the opera ‘’Deïdamie’’ of Henri Maréchal. In 1895 he sang at the Grand Opéra in ‘’Tannhäuser’’ after the debacle of the première in 1861. In 1900 he sang in the premiere of the opera ‘’Lancelot’’ of F. L. R. Joncières. The artist who was married to the soprano Alba Chrétien-Vaguet, lost by an accident in 1903 a leg by which his career was finished as an opera singer suddenly. Then he performed as a concert and records singer and later worked as pedagogue in Pau.


Chronology of some appearances

1890 Paris  Grand Opora  Faust (Faust)
1894 Paris  Grand Opora  Otello (Cassio)
1897 Paris  Grand Opora  Meistersingers (David)
1899 Paris  Grand Opora  Briseis (Hylas)
1901 Les barbares (Marcomir)

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Pathé, cylinders & discs, Paris 1902/1903
Lohengrin (Wagner): Rècit du Graal 3392
Sigurd (Reyer): Esprits gardiens 3529
Jocelyn (Godard): Berceuse 3531
Nuits Persanes (Saint-Saens): Air du cimetière 3534
Les prunes (Clérice) (pf Clérice) 3692
Vous êtes jolie (Delmet) 3733
Haydée (Auber): Ah, que la nuit est belle 3743
Pensée d'automne, pt 1 (Massenet) 3746
Huguenots (Meyerbeer): Plus blanche que la blanche hermine 3844
Mignon (Thomas): Adieu, Mignon, courage 3750
Robert le diable (Meyerbeer): Ah, l'honnête homme with Paul Aumonier 3852
Enchantement (Massenet) 3756
Faust (Gounod): Entrée de Méphisto, pt 1 with Andre Gresse 3758
Faust (Gounod): Entrée de Méphisto pt 2 with Andre Gresse 3759
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Des rayons de l'aurore 3859

Pathé, Paris 1906 - 1908
Damnation de Faust (Berlioz): Air de Faust 4520
Noël d'amour (Luigini) 4524
Joseph (Mehul): A peine au sortir de l'enfance 4534
Damnation de Faust (Berlioz):  Invocation 4537
Haydée (Auber): Ah, que la nuit est belle 4538
Hérodiade (Massenet): Air de Jean 4540
Mignon (Thomas):  Elle ne croyait pas 4542
Mignon (Thomas): Adieu, Mignon 4543
Roméo et Juliette (Gounod): Ah, lève-toi, soleil 4546
Joseph (Mehul): Vainement, Pharaon 4548
Africaine (Meyerbeer): Air de Vasco de Gama 4553
L'étoile d'amour (Delmet) 4928
Fils de l'Arétin (Laurent):  Sérénade 4960
L'âme des fleurs (Massenet) 4973

Pathé, Paris 1909 - 1912
Mireille (Gounod): Chant provencal 3650
Manon (Massenet): Duo de la lettre with Aline Vallandri 0227
Manon (Massenet): La rencontre with Aline Vallandri 0230
Quand l'oiseau chante (Tagliafico) 0282
Le temps de cerises (Renard) 0284
Arioso (Messager) Pathe 0299
Faust (Gounod): Laisse-moi contempler with Aline Vallandri 0550
Muette de Portici (Auber): Amour sacré de la patrie with Henri Albers 0561
Manon (Massenet): Le rêve 0137
La fileuse (Botrel) 0642
Don Giovanni (Mozart): Sérénade 0899


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