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Forgotten Opera Singers
Feb 11, 2014
Alexis Ghasne (Baritone) (Saint-Denis 1868 - ?)
His real name was Alexis Bobeuf. His education
occurred at the Paris Conservatoire. In 1892 he made his debut at the Théâtre
de la Monnaie in Brussels
to which he belonged till 1895. Here in 1892 he appeared in the premiere of the
opera ‘’Maître Martin’’ of Jean Blockx. He performed afterwards in some opera
houses of the French province (among other things at the Opera House of Nice)
and then was engaged in 1897 by the Paris Opéra-Comique, to which he, apart
from a short interruption in the 1911-12 season, when he was engaged again by
the Théâtre de la Monnaie, belonged until 1919. Here he took over among other
things in 1906 in the premiere of the opera ‘’Aphrodite’’ of
Camille Erlanger appearing in the part of Timon. In 1893 and 1911 he made guest
appearances at Covent Garden in London
as Valentin in ‘’Faust’’ of Gounod. Probably he retired from the stage in 1919.
Chronology of some appearances
1892-1895 Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie
1897-1919 Paris Opéra-Comique
RECORDING FOR SALE
Zonophone, Paris 1906
Le soir (Gounod) X-82571 Pathé, Paris 1912?
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