Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Aug 4, 2015

Bernadette Delprat (Soprano) (Paris, France December 7, 1901 - Paris, France February, 1971)

She made her debut in 1931 as Tosca at the Opéra-Comique in Paris. Probably she also appeared in operettas. Then she appeared in Lyon, Marseille and Bordeaux. In the 1937-1945 seasons she was at the same time a member of the Grand Opéra in Paris, where she made her debut as Marguerite in ‘’Faust’’. She made guest appearances at the Teatro Liceo in Barcelona and in the 1936-1937 season sang at the Covent Garden in London.

Chronology of some appearances

1931 Paris Opéra-Comique Tosca (Tosca)
1935-1938 Théatre de la Monnaie Brussels
1936 London Covent Garden Louise (Louise)
1937 London Covent Garden Les contes d'Hoffmann (Giulietta/Antonia)
1937-1945 Paris Grand Opéra Faust (Marguerite)
1943 Opéra de Monte-Carlo

Her repertoire included Countess in ‘’Nozze die Figaro’’, Donna Elvira, Elsa in ‘’Lohengrin’’, Mimi in ‘’La Bohème’’, Cio-Cio-San in ‘’Madama Butterfly’’ and Salomé in ‘’Hérodiade’’.


Pathé, Paris 1932?
Vie Parisienne (Offenbach): Vous souvient-il 91008

Columbia, Paris 1933
Tosca (Puccini): Mario! Mario! Son qui Perche chiuso? with Georges Thill LFX315 CLX.1697
Tosca (Puccini): Duo Part 2 with Georges Thill LFX315 CLX.1698

Pathé, Paris 1935?
Tosca (Puccini): Vissi d'arte CPT 1196 PD5
Madama Butterfly (Puccini): Un bel d`vedremo CPT1197 PD5

Columbia, Paris
Les Chansons de Miarka (Georges): 1) La pluie, 2) Hymne au soleil RF75 CL5143
Les Chansons de Miarka (Georges): 3) L'eau qui court RF75 CL5144

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