Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

Jun 18, 2015

Louis Morturier (Bass) (St. Pierre-le Moutier, France 2. 12. 1888 - ? 1969)



He planned originally to become a hornist. At the age of 16 he played the horn in different orchestras, and after his military service, from 1909 to 1911, he studied singing at the Conservatoire de Paris under Guillamat and Sizes. In 1914 he was called up as a soldier for the French army and till 1919 took part in the First World War. He distinguished himself several times, was appointed the officer of the Légion d'Honneur and received the Croix de Guerre. In 1919 he made his debut at the Opéra-Comique of Paris, where he remained till 1945. In 1923 he appeared at the Opéra-Comique in the premiere of the opera ‘’La brébis égarée’’ of Darius Milhaud, in 1924 in Henri Rabaud’s ‘’L'Appel de la Mer’’. During the Second World War he interrupted his career and took up again only in 1944. The same year he performed at the Opéra-Comique in the premiere of the opera ‘’La gageure imprévue’’ of Henri Sauguet. After his retirement from the Opéra-Comique he still made guest appearances at the Strasbourg Opera and at the Municipal Theater of Mulhouse.

Chronology of some appearances

1919-1945 Paris Opéra-Comique

RECORDINGS FOR SALE









HMV, Paris 1930?
Griselidis (Massenet): Loin de sa femme DA4847 50-3327

HMV, Paris 1930-02-01?
L'Heure Espagnole (Ravel): Oh, la pitoyable aventure with  Heldy and & Favereau DB1512 32-1301

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