Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Sep 20, 2014

Anna Talifert (Soprano) (? 1900 - ?)


She made her debut in 1919 at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris after her study, which occurred in Paris. In the 1920-1925 seasons she sang at the Opera House in Nancy and joined in 1925 to the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels. Here she appeared in 1926 in the French-speaking première of Puccini's ''Turandot'' in the role of Liu. During the following 15 years she had in Brussels a very successful career. Her repertoire included roles like the title role in ''Louise'' by Charpentier, Mélisande in ''Pelléas et Mélisande'', the Butterfly, Mimi in ''La Bohème'' and Violetta in ''La Traviata'', in addition a number of coloratura roles like the Juliette in ''Roméo et Juliette'' by Gounod, Ophélie in ''Hamlet'' of A. Thomas and the title part in ''Lakmé'' of Delibes. In 1940 she finished her career which had brought her success also signifying in the concert hall.

Chronology of some appearances

1919 Paris Théâtre Lyrique
1920-1925 Nancy Opera House
1925-1940 Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie


Columbia, Paris
Madama Butterfly (Puccini): Duo Finale Act 1 with Unknown tenor 33016 D12063
Madama Butterfly (Puccini): Entree de Mme.  Butterfly 33015 D12063
Louise (Charpentier): Depuis le jour D 14215 WLX296
Roméo et Juliette (Gounod): Valse D 14215 WLX299
Hansel et Gretel (Humperdinck): Joli château-gâteau with Livine Mertens RFX 27 LBX 78

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