Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Feb 21, 2015

Paul Aumonier (Bass) (1872 - 1944)

He studied singing at the Paris Conservatoire. In 1904 he appeared at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo in G. Verdi’s ‘’Rigoletto’’and ‘’Aida’’. In 1913 he sang at the Opéra de Rouen Haute-Normandie in the premiere of the opera ‘’Graziella’’ by J. Mazellier. In 1919 at the Paris Grand Opéra he appeared in ‘’Samson et Dalila’’ and ‘’Salammbô’’. His repertoire included Max in ‘’Le chalet’’ by A. Adam, Jacob in ‘’Joseph’’ of E. Méhul, Girto in ‘’Le Pré aux clercs’’ by F. Hérold, Marcel in G. Meyerbeer’s ‘’Huguenots’’, Frère Laurent in C. Gounod’s ‘’Roméo et Juliette’’ and Lothario in ‘’Mignon’’ by A. Thomas. 

Chronology of some appearances

1904 Opéra de Monte-Carlo
1913 Opéra de Rouen Haute-Normandie
1919 Paris Grand Opéra


Berliner, Paris 1901
Manon (Massenet) Epouse quelque brave fille Berliner 32985 3690G
Hérodiade (Massenet) Vision fugitive Berliner 32447 3660G

Odeon, Paris 1904-08?
Patrie (Paladilhe): Arioso du duc d'Albe 33879
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Air de la calomnie 33889
Mignon (Thomas): Berceuse 33750 XP852
Galathée (Massé): Tristes amours 33821 XP854
Guillaume Tell (Rossini): Ses jours qu'ils ont osé proscrire with. Gautier and  Weber  33859 XP910

1 comment:

  1. Stunning voice. I recently acquired an 11.5" Pathe recording of him performing Les Huguenots and it really puts a Pathe reproducer to the test.