Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Aug 11, 2015

Emile Rousseau (Baritone) (Fleury-les-Aubrais/Dep. Loire 31. 8. 1899 - ? 1985)

He began his career as tenor in the 1922-1923 season appeared at the New York Metropolitan Opera in two Sunday Night Concerts. In 1924 he made his debut as baritone at the Opéra-Comique in Paris, where he remained thirty years. He made guest appearances at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels and in many French provincial operatic stages, where he was popular above all in the classical French operettas. From 1936-1946 he was a professor of the conservatoire in Orléans. Since 1945 he worked at the Conservatoire National de Paris.

Chronology of some appearances (Premieres)

5. 12. 1927 Paris Opéra-Comique Le bon Roi Dagobert (Samuel-Rousseau)
17. 12. 1928 Paris Opéra-Comique Riquet á la houppe (Georges Hüe)
1928 Paris Opéra-Comique Sarati le Terrible (Francis Bousquet)
17. 2. 1935 Paris Opéra-Comique Gargantua (Antoine Mariotte)
4. 7. 1944 Paris Opéra-Comique La gageure imprévue (Henri Sauguet)
3. 6. 1947 Paris Opéra-Comique Les mamelles de Tirésias  (F. Poulenc)
26. 6. 1948 Paris Opéra-Comique La Farce de Maître Patelin (Henry Barraud)
18. 1. 1949 Paris Opéra-Comique Guignol (André Bloch)
1.6.1951 Paris Opéra-Comique Madame Bovary (E. Bondeville)


HMV, Paris 1927-11-07
Rip-Rip (Planquette): C'est malgré moi si j'ose P741 (4-32783)

Chantons le Beaujolais AN 1127  12788
Noël Beaujolais AN 1124  12788

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