Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Forgotten Tenors: Leon Laffitte (2 photos), Richard Kubla, Luigi Marletta and William Miller

Oct 12, 2015

Marinette Fenoyer (Mezzo-Soprano)

In  1927 she joined to the Opéra-Comique in Paris, where she made her debut as Rosette in J. Massenet’s ‘’Manon’’ and sang during the following twenty years (at least till 1949) a principal roles as well as comprimaria parts like Mercedes in ‘’Carmen’’, Mallika in ‘’Lakmé’’ and Gertrude in ‘’Louise’’.  In 1935 she made guest appearance at the Covent Garden in London as Mercedes, while the famous Conchita Supervia appeared as Carmen.

Chronology of some appearances

1927-1949 Paris Opera-Comique
1935 London Covent Garden


Odeon, Paris 1928-05-26
Carmen (Bizet): Mêlons! Coupons!, pt 1 with Lebard & Cernay 123555 XXP6680

Columbia, Paris 1928-12-11
Manon (Massenet): Le coupable est monsieur with Rogatchewsky, Guénot, de Creus, Féraldy, Vavon & Rambert LX218 WLX685

Parlophone, Paris 1930-06-28
Lakmé (Delibes): Sous les dômes épais with Ben Sedira 29519 106456-
Lakmé (Delibes): Mais je ne sais with Ben Sedira 29519 106457

Parlophone, Paris 1930-12-11
Hérodiade (Massenet): Il est doux, il est bon (Air de Salomé) 59093 95591 

Parlophone, Paris 1931-01-30
Werther (Massenet): Les larmes 29010 106920
Carmen (Bizet): En vain pour éviter (Air des cartes) 29010 106921

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