Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

Jun 24, 2015

José Besselink (Jos Besselinck) (Tenor) (Hengelo, Netherlands 1894 - ? Netherlands 1975)


                                                                Don Jose

In 1914 he received his education in Nijmwegen and later continued in Berlin. In 1919 he made his debut as a concert singer in Scheveningen. The same year he made his operatic debut as Pinkerton in G. Puccini’s ‘’Madama Butterfly’’ in Hague. He appeared with great success at different Dutch and Belgian operatic stages. Besides, His repertoire included José in ‘Carmen’’, Alfredo in ‘’La Traviata’’, Rodolfo in ‘’La Bohème’’ and Turiddu in ‘’Cavalleria Rusticana’’.

Chronology of some appearances

1919 Scheveningen Concert
1919 Hague Opera Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton)

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Reneyphone
Faust (Gounod): Salut demeure chaste et pure F42444
Le Cid (Massenet): O souverain F42444

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