Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Aug 7, 2013

Lise Landouzy (Soprano) (Le Cateu 1861 - Aix-les-Bains 1943)

Her real name was Elise Besville. In 1889 she debuted at the Opéra-Comique in Paris as Rosina in ‘’Il Barbiere di Siviglia’’. Since then she had in this opera house big success; she sang here in 1894 the part of the Nannetta in the French première of Verdi’s ‘’Falstaff’’ in presence of the composer. On 20. 2. 1901 she sang at the Opéra-Comique the role of the Clorinde in the premiere of the opera ‘’La fille de Tabarin’’ of Gabriel Pierné; already on 30. 5. 1890 she appeared there in the premiere of Messager’s ‘’La Basoche’’. Since 1895 she guested regularly at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels; she also appeared in the operas of Monte Carlo, Nice and in Aix-les-Bains as a guest. She lived after ending of her stage career as a pedagogue in Paris.

Chronology of some appearances

1889 Paris  Opéra-Comique Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1894 Paris  Opéra-Comique Falstaff (Nannetta)
1901 La fille de Tabarin (Clorinde)


Odeon, Paris 1906-08?
Elégie (Massenet) (violin: Fernand Landouzy) 56012 XP2788
Lakme (Delibes): Pourquoi dans les grands bois 56057 XP2812
Manon (Massenet): Je suis encore toute étourdie 56022 XP2820
Manon (Massenet): Valse d'or 56020 XP2817
Mireille (Gounod): Grand air 86500 XXP2809

Odeon, Paris 1907
Africaine (Meyerbeer):  Septuor, pt 1 with  Dubois, Lauger-Dubois, Amelia Talexis, Regis, Rigaux,  Billot  56132 XP3642
Africaine (Meyerbeer):  Septuor, pt 2 with Dubois, Lauger-Dubois, Amelia Talexis, Regis, Rigaux and  Billot 56148 XP3643
Boheme (Puccini): Addio, dolce svegliare with, Et. Billot,  Dubois and Lauger-Dubois 56157 XP3688
Boheme (Puccini):  Part2 with Et. Billot, Dubois andger-Dubois 56151 XP3689
Manon (Massenet): Nous irons а Paris with Dubois 56167 XP3750
Faust (Gounod): Ne permetterez-vous pas with Affre 56123 XP3624
Huguenots (Meyerbeer): Ah, si j'etais coquette with Affre 56161
Rigoletto (Verdi): Quatuor  with Affre, Lauger-Dubois and Rigaux 86503 XXP3683
Romeo et Juliette (Gounod): Ange adorable (Madrigal) with Affre 56121
Romeo et Juliette (Gounod): Juliette est vivante with Affre 56126 XP3627
Roméo et Juliette (Gounod): Quatuor de la chambre with  Lauger-Dubois, Rigaux & Billot 56135 XP3655
Forza del destino (Verdi): La sainte mère with Rigaux 56200 XP4447
Huguenots (Meyerbeer): Air de la reine 56138 XP3656
Pré aux Clercs (Herold): Les rendez-vous, pt 1 with. Vieuille 56113 XP3592
Pré aux Clercs (Herold): Les rendez-vous, pt 2 with Vieuille 56114 XP3593
Traviata (Verdi): Septuor with  Lauger-Dubois, Dubois, Régis, Rigaux, Billot & Maletti 56146 XP3644

Odeon, Paris 1907-09?
Perle du Brésil (David): Air de Mysoli 56097 XP3507
Boheme (Puccini): On m'appelle Mimi 56083 XP3510
Boheme (Puccini): D'un pas leger (Valse de Musette) 56084 XP3511
Zauberflote (Mozart): Air de la Reine de la Nuit 56106 XP3520

Odeon, Paris 1908
Aida (Verdi): Gloire a L'Egypte with Rigaux, Affre, Talexis, Lequien and Narcon 56196 xP 4438
Aida: O guerriers sur ce rivage with Rigaux, Lequien, Narcon,  Affre and Talexis 56193 xP 4439
Rigoletto (Verdi): Paix! Voici le bouffon with Gilly, Narçon & chorus X56199
Ernani (Verdi): Ah! Que dit-elle with  Talexis, Bornica, Gilly, Cebe, Delzara and Narcon 56198 XP4449


  1. hi, do you have this record?Lakme (Delibes): Pourquoi dans les grands bois 56057 XP2812

  2. hi do you have this record Lakme (Delibes): Pourquoi dans les grands bois 56057 XP2812?

    1. Hello. Yes, I have that record.
      All the best

    2. can you put a price on it if you can?

    3. Dear Alexandru the CD of Lise Landouzy costs 35 EURO (including also Lakme (Delibes): Pourquoi dans les grands bois 56057 XP2812), please to know how to pay write on my email
      All the best

  3. i`m asking about the shellac record itself, if you can give me a price for it.

    1. I'm not selling shellac, only CDs.
      All the best