Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

Aug 30, 2013

Jean-François Delmas (Bass-Baritone) (Lyon 1861- Saint Alban de Monthel 1933)



                          with Lucienne Bréval in ''Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg''

                                             with Lucienne Bréval in ''Walkure''

 
                                                       in ''Le Roi de Paris''

First he studied in Lyon under the pedagogue Mangin, then at the Paris Conservatory with R.Bussine and under famous bass Louis-Henri Obin. He made his debut in 1886 at the Grand Opéra of Paris as Saint-Bris in ‘’Huguenots’’ of Meyerbeer; he appeared at the Grand Opéra till 1927 and sang there more than 40 roles. He appeared in this opera house in a number of important premières. He took part at the opera house of Monte Carlo in the premieres of the operas ‘’Le of cup’’ of Eugène d'Harcourt (14. 2. 1902) and ‘’Roma’’ of  Massenet (17. 2. 1912); in 1924 he sang at the Théâtre of the Champs-Élysées, Paris in the premiere of the opera ‘’Burgraves’’ of Léon Sachs. Delmas appeared also at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels (1906 and 1909).

Chronology of some premiere appearances

1890 Paris Grand Opéra Zaïre
1891 Paris Grand Opéra Le Mage
1893 Paris Grand Opéra Walkure
1894 Paris Grand Opéra Thaïs
1895 Paris Grand Opéra Tannhäuser
1897 Paris Grand Opéra Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
1897 Paris Grand Opéra Messidor
1899 Paris Grand Opéra Joseph
1901 Paris Grand Opéra Les Barbares
1901 Paris Grand Opéra Astarte
1902 Paris Grand Opéra Pagliacci
1904 Paris Grand Opéra Le Fils d'Étoile
1905 Paris Grand Opéra Armide
1906 Paris Grand Opéra Ariane
1907 Paris Grand Opéra La Catalane
1908 Paris Grand Opéra Götterdämmerung
1908 Paris Grand Opéra Hippolyte et Aricie
1909 Paris Grand Opéra Rheingold
1909 Paris Grand Opéra Monna Vanna
1914 Paris Grand Opéra Parsifal
1921 Paris Grand Opéra Antar

RECORDINGS FOR SALE









Zonophone, Paris 1902?
Don Giovanni (Mozart) Serenade X-2025
Faust (Gounod) Le veau d'or X-2023
Huguenots (Meyerbeer) Conjuration X-2021

G&T, Paris 1902-12
Don Giovanni (Mozart) Sérénade  2-32639 1290F
Faust (Gounod) Scène de l'église  2-32624 1289F
Jolie Fille de Perth (Bizet) Quand la flamme de l'amour  2-32626 1292F
La symphonie légendaire (Godard) Prière 2-32623 1288F
Patrie (Paladilhe) Pauvre martyr obscur  2-32622 1287F
Toussaint (Lacôme) Conte bleue 2-32627 1293F
Walküre (Wagner) Les adieux de Wotan 2-32625 1291F

Pathe, Paris 1902/1903
Faust (Gounod) Scène de l'église  2496
Le cosaque (Moniuszko)  2499
Pauvres fous (Tagliafico)  2497

Fonotipia, Paris 1904/1905
Damnation de Faust (Berlioz) Voici des roses 39130 XPh555
Le Soir (Gounod) 39183 XPh518
Les deux Grenadiers (Schumann) 39053 XPh511

Odeon, Paris 1908?
Faust (Gounod) Sérénade 56177 Xph 4316
Huguenots (Meyerbeer) Gloire au Dieu vengeur (w. chorus)  56178 XP4337
Walküre (Wagner) Les adieux de Wotan 56179 XP4317















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