Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

Feb 17, 2015

Emma Luart (Soprano) (Brussels 1892 - Brussels 1968)




Her real name was Emma Luwaert. She received her education at the Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles. She made her debut in 1914 at the Théâtre de la Haye in the Hague and created there for Holland the roles of Mélisande in ‘’Pelléas et Mélisande’’ (1916), Tatiana in ‘’Eugene Onegin’’ (1916) and the princess in ‘’Marouf’’ (1917). In 1918 she joined to the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, where she appeared as Constance in the Brussels première of W. A. Mozart’s "Entführung ais dem Serail". In 1922 she was engaged by the Opéra-Comique in Paris and made her debut in ‘’Lakme’’. In the 1923-1924 season she appeared at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo in the premiere of the opera ‘’La Hulla’’ by M. Samuel-Rousseau in the role of the Dilara as well as in a new performance of M. Mussorgsky’s ‘’The Fair at Sorochyntsi’’ in the role of the Parasha (opposite John McCormack). In 1927 she appeared at the Opéra-Comique in the premiere of the opera ‘’Sophie Arnoult’’ of G. Pierné in the title role. On 15. 1. 1930 she created at the Opéra-Comique the role of Jeanneton in the premiere of J. Ibert’s ‘’Le roi d'Yvetot’’, on 5. 12. 1927 she sang at the same opera house in the premiere of the opera ‘’Le bon Roi Dagobert’’ of M. Samuel-Rousseau. On 16. 1. 1928 she sang in the premiere of A. Bruneau’s ‘’Angelo, Tyran de Padoue’’, on 17. 12. 1928 in ‘’Riquet à la houppe’’ by G. Hüe. After her retirement she lived as a singing teacher in Brussels.

Chronology of some appearances

1914-1916 Hague Théâtre de la Haye
1918 Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie
1922 Paris Opéra-Comique
1923-1924 Monte-Carlo Opéra
1927 Paris Opéra-Comique
1928 Paris Opéra-Comique
1930 Paris Opéra-Comique

RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Pathé, Paris 1924?
Manon (Massenet): Je suis encore tout étourdie 0419

Odeon, Paris
Contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach): C'est une chanson d'mour PI with Micheletti 188.574 Ki-1610
Contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach): C'est une chanson d'mour P II with Micheletti 188.574 Ki-1611
Mireille (Gounod): Mon coeur ne peut changer 188. 519 Ki. 1172 
Manon (Massenet): J'ai marqué l'heure du départ (Duo de la rencontre, pt 1) with Friant 123.657 XXP6921

Manon (Massenet): Nous vivrons à Paris tous les deux (Duo de la rencontre, pt 2) with Friant 123.657 XXP6922
Manon (Massenet): Ah! Des Grieux (La mort de Manon, pt 1) with Friant 123.658 XXP6923
Manon (Massenet): Le ciel lui même te pardonne (La mort de Manon, pt 2) with Friant  123.658 XXP6924

Pathé, Paris 1932?
Les Brigands (Offenbach): Trio des Marmitons with Balbon and Ponzio 92011



















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