Nov 21, 2014
Léonie Tanésy (Soprano) (? 1860 - ? 1942)
She received her education at the Paris Conservatoire. In 1887 she made her debut at the Opera House in
Lyon, where she remained during two seasons.
Then she was engaged by the Opera House in Marseille and appeared in the 1892-1893
season at the Grand Opéra in .
Till 1895 she sang at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Paris , where she sang among other things
in 1894 the roel of Isolde in R. Wagner’s ‘’Tristan und Isolde’’. Then she
returned to Brussels
and now was to be found above all at the Opera House in Marseille, however,
guested also at the other famous opera houses in the French province. Her repertoire
included Valentine in ‘’Huguenots’’ of G. Meyerbeer, Rachel in ‘’La Juive’’ of F.
Halévy, Brunehilde in ‘’Sigurd’’ of E. Reyer, the title role in ‘’Salammbô’’ of
the same composer, Dolorès in ‘’Patrie!’’ of Paladilhe. France
Chronology of some appearances
Lyon Opera House
Grand Opéra Paris
1894-1895 Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie
Pathe cylinders, Paris 1902/1903
Faust (Gounod): Trio final with Maurice Vallade and Rene Fournets 0759
Sigurd (Reyer) Duo de la fontaine with Agustarello Affre 0731
Dutreih cylinders, Paris 1903?
Faust (Gounod): Anges purs (Trio final) with Minvielle and Marius Chambon 150.699
Robert le Diable (Meyerbeer): Quand j'ai quittai la Normandie 8311
Guillaume Tell (Rossini): Sombre forêt desert triste 8352
Sigurd (Reyer): Sigurd, les dieux dans leurs clémence 8312