Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Mar 20, 2014

Edouard Rouard (Baritone) (Nice 1876 – Nice 1962)


                                                                  Amleto

                                                               Tannhauser

He studied in Marseille under Boudouresque and made his debut in 1900 at Nice. After significant success at the opera houses of Lyon, Lüttich (1904-05) and Geneva (1906-07), he sang in the 1910-11 season at the Opera House of Nice, from 1911-14 at the Opera House of Brussels (Théâtre de la Monnaie) where he appeared with great success. In 1914 he created in Brussels in the première of the ‘’Parsifal’’ the role of Amfortas. He sang this part also in 1914 in the première of the ‘’Parsifal’’ at the Grand Opéra of Paris, where he made his debut in 1912 as Grand Prêtre in ‘’Samson et Dalila’’. He sang at the Grand Opéra till 1936. On 14. 3. 1921 he performed at the Grand Opéra in the premiere of the opera ‘’Antar’’ of Dupont, ‘’La Légende de Saint Christophe’’ of Vincent d'Indy (1920), ‘’Nerto’’ of Charles-Marie Widor (1924), ‘’Sept Chansons’’ Gian Francecso Malipiero (1928), ‘’Virginie’’ of Alfred Bruneau (1931). After his retirement He worked as a vocal pedagogue at Nice.

Chronology of some appearances

1904-1905 Lüttich Opera House
1906-1907 Geneva Opera House
1910-1911 Nice Opera House
1911-1914 Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie
1912-1936 Paris Grand Opéra


RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Gramophone, Paris 1920-02-25
Hamlet (Thomas): Spectre infernale P410 21176-2u
Hamlet (Thomas): Ombre chère, ombre vengeresse P410 21177u
Pêcheurs de perles (Bizet): Au fond du temple saint with Lapelletrie Y60 03323v
Le crucifix (Faure) with Charbonnel and Lapelletrie Y60 03322v

Gramophone, Paris 1920-05-22
Hamlet (Thomas): Il nous faut signe with Combe P451 21380u
Hamlet (Thomas): L'adultaire a souillй ma royale demeure with Combe P451 21381u

Gramophone, Paris 1920-12-01
Tosca (Puccini): Et remets-lui ce mot P409 s21815u
Hérodiade (Massenet): Salomé demande au prisonnier W383 03398v

Gramophone, Paris 1921-05-18
Herodiade (Massenet): Vision fugitive W409 03443v
Jongleur de Notre-Dame (Massenet): Légende de la sauge, pt 2 W408 03444v
Lakmé (Delibes): Lakmé, ton doux regard W409 03445v

Gramophone, Paris 1921-05-27
Jongleur de Notre-Dame (Massenet): Legende de la sauge, pt 1 W408 03453v

Gramophone, Paris 1921-06-20
Samson et Dalila (Saint-Saëns): Maudit à jamais soit la race humaine P409 s22262u
Thaïs (Massenet): Voilà donc la terrible cité W416 03481v
Thaïs (Massenet): La paix soit avec vous W416 03482v

Gramophone, Paris 1922-05-03
Tosca (Puccini): Oui, l'on me dit vénal P462 BS326

Gramophone, Paris 1923-06-08
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): C'est Dieu qui nous inspire P466 BS990

Gramophone, Paris 1923-06-08
Africaine (Meyerbeer): Fille des rois P470 BS358
Africaine (Meyerbeer): Quand l'amour m'entraine P470 4-32560

Odeon, Paris 1929-03-19
Tannhauser (Wagner): O du mein holder Abendstern (Fr) 123.009 xxP6852

Odeon, Paris 1929-04-17
Rigoletto (Verdi): Quatuor with  Norena, Tessandra and Villabella 123.010 xxP6875

Odeon, Paris 1929-05-21
Rigoletto (Verdi): Courtisans race vue 123.011 xxP6894

Odeon, Paris 1930-01-21
Guillaume Tell (Rossini): Sois immobile 188.042 Ki-2887
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Prologue 123.011 xxP7009

Odeon, Paris 1930-01-28
Faust (Gounod): Choeur des éspées 123.026 xxP7010

Odeon, Paris 1931-04-29
Parsifal (Wagner): Lamentations d'Amfortas, pt 1, pt2  123.037, 123.037, xxP7268, xxP7269


















1 comment:

  1. Edouard ROUARD was the singing teacher of the singer mezzo-soprano Freda BETTI (1924-1979).

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