Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Aug 1, 2015

Georges Nansen (Tenor) (? 1880 - ?)

His real name was Georges-Louis Noël. He appeared as Georges Nansen and made a few records as Louis Nansen. In the 1907-1914 seasons he appeared as Comprimario at the Grand Opéra in Paris, where he made his debut in ‘’La Catalane’’ by F. Le Borne. Then his career was interrupted by the First World War. He took part as a front-line soldier and was distinguished with a medal for bravery. After end of the war he joined again to the Grand Opéra and remained there untill 1920. He appeared also in several operatic stages of the French province. His repertoire included Melot in ‘’Tristan und Isolde’’, Mime in "Rheingold", Tybalt in ‘’Roméo et Juliette’’, Jonas in ‘’Le Prophète’’ and Shababarim in ‘’Salammbô’’.

Chronology of some appearances

1907-1914 Paris Grand Opéra
1919- 1920 Paris Grand Opéra

Opera Premieres

1909 Paris Grand Opéra Monna Vanna (Vedio)
1909 Paris Grand Opéra Bacchus (Fourna)
1920 La Légende de Saint Christophe (-)


Pathé, Paris 1908/1911
Le chant du départ (Méhul) with Devriès, Dangès & Belhomme 0803
La Marseillaise (de l'Isle) with Devriès, Dangès & Belhomme 0808
Tannhäuser (Wagner): Choeur des pèlerins with Devriès, Hypolite Belhomme and Dangès 0775
Fille de Mme Angot (Lecocq): Choeur des conspirateurs with Devriès, Danges & Belhomme 0776

Pathe, Paris 1912
Complete Trovatore (Verdi) with Fontaine, Morlet, Lapeyrette and Note

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