Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Mar 13, 2014

Henri Dangès (Baritone) (?1870 – Paris 1948)


                                                                Valentine

                                                               Escamilio

During the 1898-1902 seasons he appeared at the Opéra-Comique in Paris. Here in 1900 he sang a small role in the premiere of Charpentier’s ‘’Louise’’. In the 1902-03 season he was engaged by the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels and then sang at the French provincial theatres. In 1908 made his debut at the Grand Opéra in Paris appearing as Valentine in Gounod’s ‘’Faust’’ and till 1912 perfomed here with great success. In 1911 he sang at the Grand Opéra in the première of Giordano’s ‘’Siberia’’ and appeared in the same year there in the opera ‘’Déjanire’’ of Saint-Saëns. He sang also at the Opera House of Monte Carlo (1911 as Scarpia in ‘’Tosca’’) and at Cairo. In 1905 he appeared at the Opera House of Lyon in the premiere of the opera ‘’Les Girondins’’ of Fernand Le Borne. In the 1911-12 season he was a member of the Boston Opera. Still in 1928 he made guest appearance in Amsterdam as Morales in ‘’Carmen’’.

Chronology of some appearances

1898-1902 Paris Opéra-Comique
1902-1903 Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie
1908-1912 Paris Grand Opéra
1911 Monte Carlo Opera House
1928 Amsterdam Opera House


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Pathé, Paris 1908?
Faust (Gounod): Mort de Valentin 4936
Favorite (Donizetti): Pour tant d'amour 4940
Guillaume Tell (Rossini): Sois immobile 4941
Hamlet (Thomas): Spectre infernal 4943
Thaïs (Massenet): Te souvient-il with Marignan 2506 4956
Hosanna (Granier) 4953
Le régiment de Sambre-et-Meuse (Planquette) 4954
Manon (Massenet): Epouse quelque brave fille 4947

Gramophone, Paris 1908-10-15
Trovatore (Verdi): C'est l'ordre que le fils with Korsoff 034029  867i
Trovatore (Verdi): Sauvé, bonheur divin with Korsoff 34211 6508½h

Gramophone, Paris 1909-03-11
Hamlet (Thomas): Chanson bachique 4-32022 P106

Gramophone, Paris 1909-03-16
Trovatore (Verdi): Son regard, son doux sourire 4-32028 P106
Patrie (Paladilhe): C'est ici le berceau (Air de Rysoor) 032151 W135

Pathé, Paris 1909 - 1911
Tannhäuser (Wagner): Choeur des pèlerins with Devriès, Hypolite Belhomme and Nansen  0775
Fille de Mme Angot (Lecocq): Choeur des conspirateurs with Devriès, Nansen & Belhomme 0776
Contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach) Choeur des étudiants with Devriès, Nansen & Belhomme 0788
La Marseillaise (de l'Isle) with Devriès, Nansen & Belhomme 0808
La régiment de Sambre-et-Meuse (Planquette) with de Poumayrac, Devriès & Belhomme 0840
Le chant du départ (Méhul) with Devriès, Nansen & Belhomme 0803
Les allobroges (Desaix) with de Poumayrac, Devriès & Belhomme 0858
Les montagnards (Roland) with A Gilly, Devriès & Belhomme 0770
L'estudiantina (Lacôme) with Devriès, Nansen & Belhomme 0806
Un peu d' tout (Bernon) with de Poumayrac, Devriès & Belhomme 0847

Gramophone, Paris 1910-03-19
Damnation de Faust (Berlioz): Songe de Faust 032140 W136

Gramophone, Paris 1910-07-25
Thais (Massenet): Duo final with  Jane Lindsay 034064


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